The use of a stungun on a 14-year-old girl at Carson Middle school on Oct. 23 was a justified use of force, albeit a very unpleasant one, according to an internal use-of-force review, Sheriff Ken Furlong said.
"I don't like tasing children," he said.
The Taser did not injure the girl and further injuries to her were avoided. The use of force came about when the girl resisted being taken into custody in an office.
"It was quite apparent the juvenile was resisting with violence and hands-on attempts to control her" would have led to more injuries, he said.