An officer with the Smithville (OH) Police Department has been placed on unpaid leave after reportedly "arcing" her TASER to wake a sleeping student, according to Fox News.
School Resource Officer Maryssa Boskoski was called to a classroom at the Liberty Preparatory School to help wake a sleeping student after a teacher and the interim principal failed to stir the student.
Officer Boskoski removed the cartridge from the TASER and activated the "arcing" function, which awakened the student.
Smithville Police Chief Howard Funk said Boskoski violated the department's TASER policy and what she did in the classroom could put her job in jeopardy.
According to WFTX-TV, Boskoski failed to remove the cartridge from a TASER prior to a spark test, and as a result, the device accidentally deployed.