Eastern Carolina Student Tasered At High School

A student who was tasered at an Eastern Carolina high school Tuesday morning is being investigated.

Hyde County School Superintendent Gregg Todd tells WITN News that a DARE officer tasered the student on a sidewalk outside of Mattamuskeet High School around 11:40 a.m.

Todd says the student is an 18-year-old senior at the school. The superintendent said he could not provide any more details on the circumstances behind the student being tasered.

The Hyde County Sheriff's Office says information on this case can only come from Sheriff David Mason, and he is not in today.


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  • by Annoymous Location: Hyde County on Nov 11, 2011 at 11:38 AM
    It Was Some BS If You ask me. The DARE Officer was in the wrong in this case.
  • by Informed Location: Hyde on Sep 25, 2010 at 05:51 AM
    To Anon:Back in June the 18 year old student pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, swore in court on the bible that he would not sue the school system or sheriff's department and then received community service and probation. It would have been good for the community if WITN had followed up on this story because the event has had a lot of negative effects on the school, students and the community.
  • by anon on Jul 1, 2010 at 09:17 PM
    What has happened about this?Has anyone heard? WITN why don't you finish reporting on this matter?This has happened back in March,n haven't heard anything.
  • by Que Location: EWC on May 28, 2010 at 08:14 PM
    The badly wronged student may have received other awards that he so deserved if he had not been done sooo wrong by the assit principal. hopefully she will get a job east og hatteras.
  • by Que Location: Hyde on May 15, 2010 at 08:43 PM
    Is the SRO still picking up a check? He should walk too.
  • by Anon Location: Hyde on Apr 17, 2010 at 07:46 AM
    Yes Jenny their are a lot of child abuser in school as well as the health care providers in our co., sick, injured and mental. No warrents ever issued when a complaint is filed. People falling though the cracks every day.
  • by non Location: Hyde on Apr 10, 2010 at 05:12 AM
    Is the sheriff in the office. Or campaigning of taxpayers time. Ask Pitt County board of election on how you should do it. Could get an update of the SRO tasing a student.
  • by Jenny Location: Hyde on Apr 3, 2010 at 04:19 AM
    You so right. There are alot of child abuser in the school system. Physical abuse can be photographed. Emotional and mental abuse should be recorded as well. After all if your goal is to abuse a certain sector of people you have to target that domain. So if you are a child abuser then you need to work where there will always be children, like day care or schools.
  • by Anon Location: NC on Apr 2, 2010 at 06:26 AM
    Wow!! We really must feel proud of ourselves. Some people are send to prison for child abuse. Some are given a job with the Hyde County School system.
  • by C on Mar 31, 2010 at 11:37 AM
    To Anon: I beg to differ. Sounds to me like this student got some REAL education...namely,do what the officer tells you to do. Even if no details are yet available,I'll bet that it could've been avoided if the student had done as the officer instructed. But no,the kid apparently resisted in one form or another and immediately regretted it...and curiously,some people will blame the officer for what ultimately are the consequences of the student's choices.
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