Student Had To Be Tased In Fight At Howard School

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A student had to be tased in a fight at Howard High School Oct. 27, officials in the sheriff's office said.

At approximately 10:12 a.m., a fight involving five male students at Howard occurred on school property. Four of the five students involved in the fight complied with the orders to stop fighting, it was stated.

The fifth student continued to act in an aggressive manner, authorities said.

Janice Atkinson, sheriff spokesperson, said, "Even after numerous requests by school administrators to calm down, the student continued to use offensive language and acted aggressively to the other students and teachers.

"Hamilton County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Jamie Fields, after several warnings to the student to stop the aggressive behavior did use the taser to get him under control."

The student was transported to Erlanger Hospital to be checked by medical personnel. The first four students involved in the fight were charged with disorderly conduct and transported to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center.

Deputy Jamie Fields obtained attachments on the fifth student for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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