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Pasco deputy jolts 16-year-old girl with Taser

HUDSON – A Pasco sheriff's deputy used a Taser on a 16-year-old high school student Thursday morning after, he said, she kicked and punched him and wouldn't let go of his shirt.

Cpl. Richard Bynum, a resource officer at Fivay High School, was standing in the school's hallway about 9 a.m. when the girl burst from the student services office and shoved him in the chest and tried to push past him, Bynum wrote in a report.

Bynum grabbed her by the arms, the report says, but the girl's sister, also 16, and mother, 35, came out and began punching him, too. School officials pulled off the mother and sister, but the girl kept beating the deputy, the report says.

That's when Bynum used his Taser "to get the defendant to stop fighting," the report says.

The girl was evaluated at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, then taken to the juvenile assessment center along with her sister. The girls and their mother were all charged with battery on law enforcement and disturbing a school assembly. The Times is withholding their names because the girls are juveniles.

Summer Robertson, spokeswoman for the school district, said she could not discuss why the woman and two girls were on campus due to student confidentiality laws, saying only that is was for a "valid educational purpose."

She said documents do not show any prior conflict between the student and Bynum.

Pasco deputy jolts 16-year-old girl with Taser 09/06/12 [Last modified: Thursday, September 6, 2012 5:55pm]
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