SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A deputy on Maryland’s Eastern Shore used a Taser on a high school student fleeing the campus during a drug investigation.

The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office said the officer used the stun gun Friday because the student resisted arrest and because of concerns he might be armed.

READ MORE: Baltimore Ravens LB Jaylon Ferguson Died Of Toxic Drug Cocktail, Autopsy Finds

Police say the 15-year-old Parkside High School student drew suspicion because he smelled like marijuana.

News outlets report the student ran from the building during a struggle with a deputy and was chased down in a parking lot.

READ MORE: How To Avoid Getting Stuck In Traffic Over Baltimore's Fourth Of July Weekend

Police say a bag of marijuana was found on the student. He is being charged with drug possession and resisting arrest and was released to his parents after a medical evaluation.

On Tuesday a teacher at Parkside was charged with selling drugs on school grounds.

Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook

MORE NEWS: University of Maryland Medicine Release Findings On Death Of Pig Heart Transplant Recipient

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)