A school resource officer used a Taser on a female student who cops say was involved in a fight with another student, and severely resisted when the officer got involved.
According to the police report ... the cop approached the girl as she was going after a male student in the cafeteria of Eustis High School in Central Florida. The cop says he tried to stop her, but she attacked him by punching him several times in the head.
The deputy claims he tried to talk her down, but it didn't work and she allegedly punched him in the face. Videos shared on TikTok show the violent struggle the cop had with the student as he tried to restrain her.
The deputy says he warned her he was going to Tase her if she didn't stop resisting. When she ignored that, he fired the Taser and she went down hard.
The girl was transported to the Lake County Jail without further incident, and later released to her guardian on home detention.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office tells us ... the deputy documented at least 18 strikes he took from the student before he fired his Taser. We're told the use of force was reviewed, and the officer was found to have acted lawfully and within agency policy.
This is the second disturbing video to come out of Florida this week in which a school resource officer's seen using force on a Black female student.
Video showed the officer slamming the Liberty High School student's head on the concrete, seemingly knocking her unconscious. Police say she was treated at the scene and released and is going to be fine ... but the footage has sparked outrage over the perceived use of excessive force on students.