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Youngstown cop shocks student after a disruption in cafeteria

Published: Sat, October 8, 2011 @ 12:06 a.m.

Staff report


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.


1ghostofjohnyoung(163 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Sillyville chronicles continue.

Heavy handed cop? Maybe.

Don't they run these students through daily pat downs and weapons checks already? Why not just ban the phones from the school?

If there is a true emergency someone can call the school and the student pulled from class. That's how it always has worked.

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2whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

These little leeches think they run the show.

Corporal punishment for all of these narcissistic souls.

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3ssider(7 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

at our high school they block all cell phone traffic in and out of the school building, end of problem

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4ssider(7 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

of course the student here won't have to take responsibility for her actions even though she was wrong. cell phones are banned.

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5Silence_Dogood(1558 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Let me guess , another out of control Asian kid.

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6Iwannamove(61 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

more like another kid with an attitude .. Too many of them out there cause the parents let them get away with it. I'm sure she will end up in jail sometime in the near future.

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7Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

There are no jobs available and the hood is hurting for money . The cellphone may very well be one of the few possessions that she has . Jobs need to be generated right in the hood . The parents have no money and the kids have no money unless they are dealing in drugs .

Small factories scattered around the hoods linked to a central warehouse may very well be the answer . Our city's leaders main concern is to beautify Wick Park . Job generation should be priority one !

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8Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago


"A needless escalation !. Surely he should have de-escalated the situation , instead of grabbing a 17 year olds phone without just cause ? "

So this disrespectful 17 year POS was right?

1. It's a violation to have a cellphone at the school (maybe the situation would've been DE-escalated if the POS would've just turned it off and put it away, don't you think? Or better yet, NOT even have it since it's a violation of school policy)

2. Then the POS gets mad and shoves a Officer. (If I'm not mistaken that is against the law. But she's exempt for that, huh?)

3. Then the POS don't listen to a Officer's command and if I'm not mistaken again, that is against the law, also, and he has to stun her. (The poor POS should've listened, don't you think?)

4. And to top it all off, the POS threatens to come back and shoot the officer. (Oh wait, shes exempt from that to, huh? Just typical teenager behavior, huh?)

All that over a cellphone! But you think the Officer was wrong and the 17 year old POS was right?
Yep, easily handled if the 17 year old POS
1. Not even have the cellphone.
2. Turned off her cellphone.
3. Put her cellphone away.
4. End of incident. Everyone is happy.

But nope! The officer is wrong, huh? All this over a stupid cellphone. That is the problem, everyone sticks up for the young punks that have no RESPECT for anyone.

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9Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Next time use a gun .

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10DOLE2(595 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Y'all aint takin MY phone and i'z be back and shoot your a** Right out of Happy Days!

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11pgurney(294 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

@ Stan - if there's no money in the "hood", how does this teenager afford a cell phone?

Sure the officer could have handled the situation better. But if she'd pushed at me hard enough to knock me back several steps, I would have rightly assumed she meant to get physical. The report does say that he told her to get down on her knees and interlace her hands. So apparently he did try to deescalate the situation. And wonder of wonders!!! She was released to her guardians. Yet ANOTHER slap on the hand.

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12valleynative19(52 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Good for the YPD officer!!!!
These damn kids are out of control & dangerous these days.

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13Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

pgurney :

"@ Stan - if there's no money in the "hood", how does this teenager afford a cell phone? "

Wallmart has specials on cell phones and her mama shorted something to buy her one . Most people take a cell phone for granted . In the hood it is a prize possession . . ..

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14Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago


"Sure the officer could have handled the situation better."

How? If these young POS don't show respect for anyone then why should we catered to their whims. This is a typical example of a young POS having NO respect.

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15endthismess(423 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

All very good comments. Now, here goes a simple solution. Show no tolerance for this BS. All these kids want to be rotten a-- loosers, have decided to be hateful and rancid want to push their mentally disturbed type behaviors which they bring from home to school everyday. They learn all this crap from whoever is bringing them up that week. And this goes no matter what the location is, state, county etc. Forget how they were brought up. That'll never change AND they don't want to know HOW to change their rotten attitude no matter how much free health care and psycology they are qualified for, either. That's why this sh-- keeps going on, generation after generation, after generation. School is just another place for these POS's to "act out". They feel they are entitled to challange anyone at anytime, BE" RIGHT" all the time, take on the system and expect to get everything for free from. Two words. PERMANENT EXPULSION, whether a minor or not. If you show your a-- you are done for good. Education and it's costs should be reserved for only those who can behave. Throw these POS's out. Let them become their family's problem, not the government's, school's, state's or county's. Where is it written or said the taxpapyes are to pay taxes to support these schools who have to hire cops to keep these junk yards dawgs in line? No second chances. Let them all go to juvy hall with the option of getting a GED and/or then move the social maladjusted onto jail at age 18. Build more jails. Hire more prison cops. Hire more teachers for prisons. Building trades will be busy again building more juvy halls and prisons. Then there'll be plenty of new job starts. Got to get tough enough to drive the message home... we don't need you here in our schools, stay out, schools are an institution for learning, not your private property or your personal cage unit so you can show everyone how nuts you are.

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16pac1234(21 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Hilarious......She got tased for a cell phone (I hope she bought new minutes). What a princess. I am sure a long productive career awaits this fine young woman.

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17BusDriver(46 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

They know the cellphones are banned but yet she whips it out anyways right there goes to show the lack of respect for rules and authority. I hope they suspend her and make a example that you dont follow the rules and show respect your simply out of here indefinitely.

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