Police said Abernathy was in the hallway at Normandy Middle School when a student was preparing to leave for the day. 
Abernathy allegedly confronted the student in the main foyer of the building and the two had a verbal disagreement, according to police. 
As the student attempted to walk away from the conflict, Abernathy allegedly tased him, police said. An “electronic control device” was recovered, police said. 
The student was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital, according to police.