A Tempe police officer accidentally discharged the probes from his Taser while showing it to a middle school class, police say.
One of the probes hit a 14-year-old girl in the arm, while the other probe struck a wall. The girl was not hit with the electrical current, since both probes need to hit someone for that to happen.
According to Tempe police spokeswoman Molly Enright, the officer, a designated school resource officer, was speaking to an eighth-grade class at Gilliland Middle School when this happened.
Some sort of discussion followed about the Taser, and the officer -- whose name hasn't been released -- took the Taser out of its holster to give the kids a better look, when he accidentally fired the probes.
The probe, which has a sharp, dart-like end, was removed from the girl's arm at a hospital. The girl was released from the hospital after that.
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"The officer has been removed from the school while this incident is investigated to determine how and why this occurred," Enright says in a statement.
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