School resource officer shocked student at school

by: Greg Suskin Updated:


ROCK HILL, S.C. - A Rock Hill school resource officer shocked a student with a Taser, after the student wouldn't calm down, according to the school district.

The district added this is the first time a student in any school in Rock Hill has been hit by a Taser on campus.

Family members of the student didn't know it happened until Eyewitness News showed them the police report.

Police said 18-year-old Dominique Hope wouldn't follow directions, and started cursing and arguing Wednesday morning at South Pointe High School before classes began.

Hope started fighting with a school resource officer who tried to arrest him.

The officer used his Taser when Hope refused to be handcuffed.

Channel 9 learned Thursday that Hope was wearing a bandana, which is against school rules and that's when the confrontation started with the principal.

"You're not allowed to wear hats or headgear in a school," said Elaine Baker with Rock Hill School District. "And he asked him to remove it and Dr. Leonard asked him to go into an office so other students wouldn't see it."

Hope is still in jail Thursday night.

The school told Eyewitness News it will also take some kind of disciplinary action against him.