Archive for the 'Schools' Category

USA – Austin, Texas: Grand Jury clears officers in school tasing incident [leading to a medically induced coma] (2014-05-13)

Posted on May 13 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Grand Jury clears officers in school tasing incident, in which a High School student that ended up in a coma. An officer tasered 17-year-old Noe Niño de Rivera on Nov. 20 because he interfered as officers attempted to break up a fight between two girls. The teen hit his head as he […]

USA – Texas Coalition Again Urges Governor Perry to Ban Taser and Pepper Spray Use in Schools (2014-04-15)

Posted on April 15 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: – A coalition of advocacy organizations (see list below), including the ACLU and National Alliance on Mental Illness, concerned with student safety is again urging Governor Rick Perry to declare a moratorium on the use of Tasers and pepper spray on Texas students. This follows the incident in which, Noe Niño de […]

USA – Torturing Children at School (2014-04-11)

Posted on April 11 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Civil rights lawyers are filing complaints about dangerous disciplinary practices involving tasers cropping up all over the country. In Texas, a disabled 15-year-old was shocked with a Taser three times during an interrogation at school, resulting in punctured lungs. And in New York, civil rights lawyers have sued the city of Syracuse […]

USA – Syracuse, New York: “Enough!” Say Students Tasered in School (2014-03-21)

Posted on March 22 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Are the police justified in using tasers in public schools? Syracuse irresponsibly lets its police officers (“resource officers”) use Tasers in public schools, leading to excessive force and injuries, two former high school students claim in Federal Court. The officers wear uniforms and carry guns and Tasers, according to the complaint. One […]

USA – Florida Deputy uses stun gun on McLane Middle School student (2014-02-26)

Posted on February 26 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Girls fighting at school? Why not taser them! … School security guards use a taser to break up a fight between two 14-year-old girls at a Middle School. They kept it up as other children watched. When he was “attacked”, the school resource officer tasered one of the 14-yr-olds. Both were charged […]

USA – ACLU asks Gov. Rick Perry to suspend use of Tasers at Texas schools (2014-02-26)

Posted on February 26 2014 by admin

[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and other groups have asked Gov. Rick Perry to place a moratorium on the use of Tasers and pepper spray on students in the wake of an incident that left a High School student badly injured. Noe Niño de Rivera, 17, fell backward and hit […]

USA – San Antonio, Texas: No need for Tasers in schools (2014-02-21)

Posted on February 21 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The Texas Education Agency should ban Tasers from schools … This editorial – following the tasering of Noe Niño de Rivera last November, who fell to the floor and hit his head and was comatose for more than 50 days and may have lasting brain injuries, even though he was probably not […]

USA – Texas student tased by police exits coma, enters rehabilitation, attorney says (2014-02-04)

Posted on February 4 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A 17-year-old Texas student, Noe Nino de Rivera, who spent 52 days in a medically induced coma after police used a Taser on him at school entered a full-time rehabilitation facility Friday, following the use of a Taser by a school resource officer, who tasered him after he tried to defuse a […]

UK – Cornwall and Devon: Cops taser terror (2014-01-08)

Posted on January 8 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A police watchdog – the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) – is probing how Devon and Cornwall cops killed one man and injured a group of schoolboys with taser guns last year. The two unrelated incidents left 23 year old Andrew Pimlott dead and three boys aged 14 and 15, injured. Andrew Pimlott […]

USA – Cleveland, Texas: Girl resisting officer hit with Taser (2013-12-10)

Posted on December 10 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A 14-yr-old Cleveland girl was shocked with a Taser twice on a school bus. The student allegedly struck the officer with her hand after refusing to cooperate. “That whole assault and the pushing and shoving and officer trying to restrain her all occurred up to this point,” said Chief Evans. Despite being […]

UK – Devon and Cornwall Police Taser 15-Year-Old Schoolboy With Learning Difficulties (2013-12-07)

Posted on December 7 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Devon and Cornwall Police were called to Chelfham Senior School, specializing in children with behavioural difficulties, near Plymouth after reports of an alleged assault on a teacher. Police used a taser to subdue a 15-year-old and two 14-year-olds, only hitting one of them. But Sophie Khan, a solicitor-advocate and legal director at […]

USA – Civil rights groups want Taser ban in Texas schools (2013-12-05)

Posted on December 5 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The ACLU and six other civil rights groups asked the state’s police commission to ban Tasers and pepper spray in Texas schools. This follows a brain injury to a Bastrop high school student who fell after he was shocked and remains in a coma.]] Houston Chronicle, by James Pinkerton HOUSTON — The […]

USA – Texas boy tasered by officer after breaking up school fight, remains in a coma (2013-11-29)

Posted on November 29 2013 by admin

USA – Texas boy tasered by officer after breaking up school fight, remains in a coma (2013-11-29) [[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A 17-year-old high school student suffered a brain injury and remains in a medically-induced coma – after a Texas sheriff’s deputy tasered him without cause following a skirmish in a school hallway, the […]

USA – North Carolina: Deputy uses Taser on Fayetteville high school girl (2013-10-23)

Posted on October 23 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The mother of a 15-year-old Westover High School girl is asking why a Taser was used by a school resource officer on her daughter to break up a fight. The police say she was tasered once, her mother says three times. There have been seven reports of taser use in Cumberland […]

USA – Michigan GOP lawmakers: Allow civilian Tasers in schools, day care centers, other ‘gun-free zones’ (2013-10-04)

Posted on October 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The NRA argument may win out in Michigan! Republican legislators have ontroduced bills to allow pistols and tasers in schools, etc. A person with a concealed pistol license would be allowed to carry a civilian Tasers into a school, day care center or other “gun-free zone” under legislation proposed by two […]

BRAZIL – Adolescente vítima de disparos de taser dentro da escola conta que não sentia mais o corpo depois dos choques [Teen victim of taser shots inside the school said he longer felt his body after shocks] (2013-08-20)

Posted on August 20 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Edited google-translation from Portuguese; the original text appears below the translation, in italics.) A long post, describing in detail how a 16-yr-old boy with a good record at school was tasered a number of times by police and fell in the school yard, apparently for insulting the school director (reasons unclear). He […]

USA –Florida – Walker County School officer’s Taser shot sparks controversy in LaFayette (with video) (2013-05-25)

Posted on May 25 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : A resource officer assigned to a High School turned a Taser stun gun on two girls (16 and 17) brawling during lunch. This soon appeared on Facebook. The girls face criminal charges of affray. The footage shows a girl shot with the Taser scream and roll face-down on the cement. A […]

USA – Missouri Substitute teacher brings taser to Chesterfield school (2013-02-27)

Posted on February 27 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: A substitute teacher brings a taser to school and is removed from his fifth-grade classroom. School officials said: “It is important to note that any weapon at school is considered serious and cannot be tolerated.”]] KDSK, by Elizabeth Matthews CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (KSDK) – A teacher brings a taser to school and is […]

USA – Atlanta, Georgia – Report: Officer zaps 2 girls [aged 12 & 13] with Taser to stop fight on school bus (2013-02-08)

Posted on February 8 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: A clear case of the use of a taser targeting children: Two seventh grade students, ages 12 and 13, were fighting on the parked bus when a school resource officer boarded the bus and used a Taser to end the fight. A school spokesman says : said officers “must use their own best […]

USA – Florida: Flagler sheriff opts to keep Tasers in schools (2013-01-13)

Posted on January 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Deputies will continue to carry Tasers in Flagler County middle, high and alternative schools, devel;oping a specvial policy with teenagers and adolescents. No tasers have yet been used, but some parents – speaking for the NAACPO – protested at their presence after a special education student at Flagler Palm Coast High School […]