It is estimated that at least 15% of our public schools provide Tasers to their school policemen. At least 84 times since September 2011 children have been Tasered or shot with a stun gun by a school police officer. But no one knows how many more times students have been Tasered as not every incident is reported and there is no tracking by the government as to how often children are zapped at schools.
Taser International itself recommends that officers avoid stunning children. Using a Taser on a child “could increase the risk of death or serious injury,” according to an instruction manual for the tool. Plus, the jolts of electricity puts them at greater risk for cardiac arrest and can also traumatize a child psychologically.