Student tased, pepper-sprayed at Olympia High School

- An Olympia High School student was arrested on Thursday after getting into a physical altercation with a school resource officer, authorities say. 

A spokesperson with the Orange County Public Schools says there was a report of a student who was thought to have a gun.  When the officer approached that student to search his backpack, the student resisted, according to officials.

"Law enforcement used a Taser and pepper spray to control the situation that was escalating," said OCPS spokesperson Lorena Hitchcock.  "This was an isolated incident, resulting in the student being arrested by the Orange County Sheriff's Office."

No other information about the student was immediately known.  Authorities searched his backpack and found no weapons. 

 

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