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Northwest High student shocked with Taser during disturbance

A school resource officer used a Taser to subdue a student at Northwest High on Friday.
A school resource officer used a Taser to subdue a student at Northwest High on Friday. File photo

A Northwest High student was arrested Friday afternoon after causing a disturbance inside of the school, authorities said.

The 16-year-old boy was punching walls and lockers, Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson said is a prepared statement. The school resource officer and two security officers tried to take the student into custody and he resisted.

Susan Arensman, a spokeswoman for USD 259, described the student as “defiant” against the officers, who then attempted to take him into custody. The student resisted, and the school resource officer used his Taser.

The student was arrested and taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries before he was booked into the juvenile detention facility.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger

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