Douglas County deputies responded immediately.
“They then went and talked to the adult parent that was outside and found out that she is the one who had the weapon and produced a Taser to her daughter that was used to Taser the young lady from the opposing team,” Wilson said.
Douglas County School District officials said violence of any kind is not tolerated on campus and it’s committed to student safety and security.
“She is no longer permitted on any Douglas County school system property,” district official James Strong said of Nydia Powell-Hicks, the mother accused of pulling the gun.
“It’s scary that a parent would actually have a gun around these kids,” parent Kamie Simmons said.
Simmons said she's worried for her 16-year-old son's safety. He's a junior at Lithia Springs High School.
“My reaction was, ‘Wow, a parent with a gun.' It was crazy,” Simmons said. “I don’t know how they’re going to handle that situation. They need more security at that school. A lot of stuff happens over there."
The student accused of using the Taser is a minor, and that part is also being handled by the Sheriff’s Office.
The district said any student found guilty of violating the code of conduct could face disciplinary action.