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17-Year-Old Hospitalized After High School Security Officer Tasers Him In School

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A 17-year-old Texas high school student was hospitalized Wednesday after a school security officer Tasered him.

The teen, who was not identified, was involved in a fight with two other Cedar Creek High School students, according to a spokesman for the Bastrop Independent School District.

The security officer, an off-duty Bastrop County sheriff’s deputy, allegedly Tasered the student to stop the fight.

The boy was taken to a local hospital after the incident. His condition is currently unknown.

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The off-duty deputy has been reassigned pending an investigation into the Taser incident.

Sissy Jones, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, told the Statesman that two deputies work as “resource officers” at Cedar Creek High School and Cedar Creek Middle and Elementary Schools. The  sheriff’s office pays a portion of their salaries for working at the school.

“The safety and security of all students is the number one priority at Cedar Creek High School and Bastrop ISD,” the district said in a statement. “When law enforcement officers intervene and take action, they do so based on their training and protocol, as they deem warranted.”

Sources: YNN, Statesman.com