Deputy Uses Taser On Student

Authorities have arrested a Northeast Guilford High School student on misdemeanor charges after he was subdued by a sheriff's deputy who stunned the boy with a Taser.

Officials say it's the first time a stun gun had been used in a public school since they were issued about two years ago.

Captain Phil Byrd says 17-year-old senior Jonathan Richardson was stunned yesterday. A school officer saw four students in a parking lot and thought they were acting suspiciously.

Byrd says Richardson was stunned during a struggle when the officer tried to search a student's pockets.

Richardson has been charged with assault on a police officer, obstruction and delay, possession of a box cutter on school property and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.


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