Capital Playground Punishment

12–year-old girl hit with taser gun by Cincinnati Police.

A Cincinnati-area mother says her 12-year-old daughter was humiliated and eventually stunned with a taser gun by Cincinnati Police inside Burton Elementary School Wednesday.

Rakesha Thomas was taken to Children’s Hospital with taser injuries and arm and facial bruises. After the hospital visit the girl was taken to juvenile jail.

Mom Cynthia Harris says Rakesha argued with another student, refused to go to detention, talked back to administrators, and then after 30 minutes of arguing with police got stunned.

“They did it out in the public in the school where other kids came around. She (Rakesha) said they were laughing,” said Harris.

According to the 12-year-old’s account, once threatened with being stunned she begged the officers to take her to ISS but was told it was too late.

Cincinnati Police say they’re investigating whether the use of force was justified.

What? Did Rakesha pull a knife? Was she packin heat? Maybe she was pulling an iPod from her pocket and the police thought it was…uh…well…an iPod, OK a stolen iPod.

Yeah, I’m reachin here. But really. Why in the world would cops feel the need to taser a child? What kind of threat did she possess? There’s got to be more to this story…

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