Ind. police shock student with Taser after scuffle

January 25, 2012 10:00:00 PM PST
Authorities say police used a stun gun to subdue a southern Indiana high school student with emotional problems who scuffled with officers.

The Republic reports the 17-year-old boy was trying to leave Columbus East High School Wednesday and went outside as school officials asked him to stay until his mother arrived.

Police say the boy knocked down an off-duty sheriff's deputy who was providing security at the school and reached for his gun, but the officer freed himself while school officials called 911. Police used a Taser to stun the boy after they arrived.

The boy was treated at a local hospital and then sent to a county detention center, where he was being held on juvenile charges of battery on a police officer and resisting law enforcement.