Police use taser on 14-year-old at Indiana school

By David Edwards
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 11:31 EDT
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WSBT’s Sarah Rice reported:

“Police say they were forced to use a Taser to control a student during a fight at school.”

“Police say they had a hard time getting the 14-year-old student under control Friday, especially because of his size – he’s almost 6 feet tall and weighs 230 pounds.”

“‘There was a 14-year-old kid who was hitting a 16-year-old kid,’ explained Elkhart Police Lt. Ed Windbigler. ‘As they broke up the fight, the 14-year-old continued to fight and attempted to go after the 16-year-old that he was fighting with.’”

“So police used a Taser on the student. They claim there was no other way to get him under control.”

This video is from WSBT News, broadcast August 19, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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