Deputy uses Taser to subdue high school boy after assault

Posted at 2:34 PM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 14:34:43-04
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says a deputy used an electric stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old boy after he knocked a girl unconscious and assaulted a deputy outside Frederick High School.
Sgt. Mark Landahl says in a statement that several deputies were already there due to a number of student fights when the confrontation occurred after school was dismissed Friday afternoon.
Landahl says the boy was outside the school when he hit the girl in the head with his fist, knocking her out.
He says the boy resisted arrest, assaulted a deputy and tried to run. He says a deputy then fired a Taser at the boy, gaining his compliance.
Landahl says the girl was taken by ambulance to a trauma-center hospital in Hagerstown, about 25 miles away.

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