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Taser a 6-Year Old?

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:49 pm

I guess so. You don't exactly see this in the news every day:

CNN wrote:MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- Police used a stun gun on a 6-year-old boy in his principal's office because he was wielding a piece of glass and threatening to hurt himself, officials said Thursday.

The boy, who was not identified, was shocked with 50,000 volts on October 20 at Kelsey Pharr Elementary School.

Principal Maria Mason called 911 after the child broke a picture frame in her office and waved a piece of glass, holding a security guard back.

When two Miami-Dade County police officers and a school officer arrived, the boy had already cut himself under his eye and on his hand.

The officers talked to the boy without success. When the boy cut his own leg, one officer shocked him with a Taser and another grabbed him to prevent him from falling, police said.

He was treated and taken to a hospital, where he was committed for psychiatric evaluation. You don't say?

"By using the Taser, we were able to stop the situation, stop him from hurting himself," police spokesman Juan DelCastillo told The Miami Herald.

The case was under review.


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Postby StlSluggers » Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:50 pm

This just in. The Taser Co. has announced it will be marketing its new Taser product, "Toddler Taser". They hope to get it out in time for Christmas.

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Postby JRM4833 » Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:18 pm

I don't know whether to laugh or be upset or ...

Florida huh? Surprise, surprise.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:51 pm

I'm not sure if I think Florida or Texas is more bass akwards?
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Postby StlSluggers » Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:55 pm

acsguitar wrote:I'm not sure if I think Florida or Texas is more bass akwards?

Where do you live, acs? That might help answer your question.

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Postby Madison » Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:14 pm

Wow. What an odd situation.........I'm really not sure what I think. I understand what the cops were thinking, but wouldn't 50,000 volts possibly hurt a 6 year old? I guess not, but I don't know. Really weird situation there. :-?
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Postby LBJackal » Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:28 pm

Madison wrote:Wow. What an odd situation.........I'm really not sure what I think. I understand what the cops were thinking, but wouldn't 50,000 volts possibly hurt a 6 year old? I guess not, but I don't know. Really weird situation there. :-?


Well if they don't have anything else to use on him... it's a tough situation. Imagine what people would be saying about thsoe cops if the kid killed, or seriously injured himself.
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Postby StlSluggers » Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:30 pm

I go away to the restroom for a couple of minutes, and I come back to 14,829 "Reply to topic" e-mails in my Inbox. Of course, I immediately knew that Hurricane Madison had just ripped through the boards again.

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Postby Pedantic » Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:02 pm

I don't know what's more strange: the police actually needing to stun a kid or a six-year-old threatening to kill himself. Just imagine how it will be when he actually hits puberty. 8-o
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:12 pm

Madison wrote:Wow. What an odd situation.........I'm really not sure what I think. I understand what the cops were thinking, but wouldn't 50,000 volts possibly hurt a 6 year old? I guess not, but I don't know. Really weird situation there. :-?


I was thinking the same thing. When I saw the title of the thread, I figured that they did it to subdue him because of another situation. Under the circumstances, I can almost understand it.
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