Crime

Tammy Miller Allegedly Pulled A Stun Gun On Her Daughter’s Adversary At Louisiana High School

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht
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A mother in Chalmette, La., took a stun gun to her daughter’s school and confronted the girl’s 16-year-old adversary in the Chalmette High School gym Thursday, The Times-Picayune reported.

Tammy Miller, 34, allegedly approached the teen and pulled what appeared to be a Taser from her purse before the girl heard "what sounded like a taser being discharged," according to the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s office report.

Miller was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

No one was hurt in the incident, St. Bernard Parish Schools Superintendent Doris Voitier said Friday.

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School officials immediately seized Miller when they saw her pull out the “1800k Volt SD-800TYPE D” stun gun and brought her to a school office. The girls were separated by high school staff. Voiter said the incident was reported to the Sheriff’s office.

The initial altercation began Sunday, when Miller’s daughter argued with the 16-year-old for speaking to one of her friends, the report said. The 16-year-old told police that during that altercation, Miller’s daughter punched her in the mouth with a closed fist. She said, since then, she received several threatening phone calls from Miller.

Miller claimed that she was simply walking her daughter to school when the 16-year-old began shouting at her daughter. According to the report, that’s when she pulled out her stun gun, but she was "unsure if she discharged the taser during the altercation.”

According to Voiter, Miller often carries a stun gun in her purse because she works in the French Quarter.

Miller was released on $3,500 bond on Friday, the Sheriff’s office said.