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Student shot with stun gun faces charges

Published: Fri, October 7, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — A shock device was used on an East High School student Thursday morning, and the student faces charges of assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and aggravated menacing.

According to a police report, the incident happened after a verbal argument in the school’s cafeteria threatened to turn physical between the student and a fellow classmate.

An East High senior became irate and angry after an officer asked her not to use her cellphone, a violation of school policy. When he grabbed it from her, she grabbed it back and, according to the police report, struck the officer on his left shoulder with her right hand — knocking him back several feet.

The officer stated he used a shock device to stun the student in the back as she tried to leave the office, after he ordered her to drop to her knees and inter-lace her hands behind her head.

The student threatened to come back and shoot him after the arrest, the officer contends.

The 17-year-old student was released to her guardian after the officials at the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center refused to book her without medical clearance.

The other student was charged with disorderly conduct.

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