Student tasered at Whitesboro High School

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

WHITESBORO, Tex. -- A 15-year old student was tasered by law enforcement at Whitesboro High School Monday morning. Police say it happened around 10:45 Monday morning when an officer went to the school to arrest the student on a juvenile authority warrant.

Police say the child was escorted out of the high school where the officer tried to pat him down and handcuff him, but the student broke away and ran. Police say the boy has a long history of bad behavior, and the officer warned the student that he would be tasered, but the boy kept running.

"We couldn't rule out that the juvenile didn't have a weapon. I’m not saying he did or anything like that, but when you have a juvenile flee like that from the police officer, it heightens your sense of security and well being and him refusing to follow instructions, we didn't know if he might turn around and pull a gun." Whitesboro Police Chief Scott Taylor said.

After being tasered, the boy was medically evaluated and then taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

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  • by got it Location: good on May 12, 2009 at 07:13 PM
    I know I'm a year late but just saw this. You liberal punks make me sick. Get a life, raise your kids right and you want have to worry about them getting tasered. Sounds like to me you left wing cowards are affraid to get onto your own kids. Yall are probably sitting around the living room smoking dope with them. Like miother like daughter like father like son it's no wonder it's the same circus different clowns with yall. Yes the cop can taser him for running, he was under arrest you idiots!
  • by fightthenwo Location: tx on Jun 4, 2008 at 10:52 AM
    First of all the cop had no right to tase the kid in the first place, somehow I dont see running as a threat, cops like to use excessive force it makes them feel superior, You have given them the power and they will use it against You, the out come could have been much worse , like if the kid had suffered cardiac arrest, You would all be singing a different tune, the cop used poor judgement and handled the situation badly. You need to wake up people and see whats really going on in your country, visit
  • by cp Location: missori on Feb 25, 2008 at 11:46 AM
    that kid should of never ran that was a bad idea
  • by IN THE KNOW on Feb 20, 2008 at 02:43 AM
    The taser is scary! Electricity is scary! It hurts! When you are hit, you have no control over your body! But the taser is very much misunderstood and has been given a bad rap. In many places, the use of a taser and placing someone in a restaint hold are on the same level of force. Once the 5 seconds are over, the pain is over and you are fully functional again. IF THE TASER IS USED PROPERLY, it is an effective tool for law enforcement to take combative OR EVADING suspects into custody with less risk of injury to the suspect and the officer. Police work isn't pretty. If the juvenile knew he was under arrest but ran anyways, the officer's actions were justified. Pure and simple!
  • by Sue Location: Howe on Feb 18, 2008 at 03:26 PM
    I know the kid and yeah hes a rounder, and the police probably felt he had no choice at that moment, but for all of you who have a neg. comment about the grandmother who is raising him, well I hope one day you can feel her pain. As far as my honest opinion about the taser being used, Our police are trained to catch and take down grown big ol men, and he couldnt take down a kid? Get a better cop! Didn't know if the kid had a wepon? Well lets protect all of our kids and have manditroy metal detectors in all of our schools! Kids without their parents, and grandparents without their kids..This country is falling apart people!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2008 at 06:13 AM
    The kid is lucky he did'nt get shot!! Good job Whitesboro Police!
  • by Citizen Location: Whitesboro on Feb 16, 2008 at 11:20 PM
    I think that most of you are making judgements based on a partial story. Whitesboro does have some decent police officers unfortunately Chief Taylor is not one of them. As for the 15-year old punk he should have learned from his previous encounters with law enforcement that he is not going to get away by running. If he didn't want to return to JDC, then he should stop breaking the law. He obviously needs repeated instruction to learn; so my guess is that this was the first of many times that he will feel the sting of a taser.
  • by Grandpappy Location: Here for now on Feb 16, 2008 at 10:27 PM
    Just the other day I was wondering what is wrong with America ? After reading several blogs here at KXII I have a better understanding. KXII, whats this about,All comments are reviewed prior to being posted on this site. Station reserves the right to remove a comment at anytime. You've got a lot of name calling here that serves no purpose at all. Don't be part of a problem.
  • by leith Location: denison on Feb 16, 2008 at 06:37 PM
    If you would read the article all the way they said that they were patting him down and he ran so no they don't know if he had a weapon or not. Please read the whole thing so you don't look like a goober.Crazy people now days.
  • by wendy Location: whitesboro on Feb 15, 2008 at 07:08 PM
    ok people just be glad that this kid was removed from school because look at what happened in illinois. this could very easily been right here. this kid has been a problem and the cops did what they thought was right. you should thank them. as to okla. redneck woman you have a really good point. where are the parents and why is a grandmother trying to control an out of control teenager. maybe he should be sent to boot camp and when he is 18 sent overseeas to see what life is all about. just pray that nothing like this ever happens here. god bless all those who were killed in illinoise and their families.
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