An Orlando police officer Tasered an autistic middle school student after the teen refused to leave a bathroom and broke the officer's hand.

The incident happened Friday at Glenridge Middle School after a teacher called police. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound student was washing his hands when an officer confronted him.
The boy then swung around an punched the officer in the face and struck his hand.

Police say the student was not injured but that they would askprosecutors to charge the student with battery.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Bias Location: Alabama on Oct 19, 2008 at 06:29 PM
    Why is the caption on this story -Teen Tasered in Florida-,When it should be something like-Police officer assaulted-. It shows an obvious bias against the police. As if to show the officer was wrong for tasering the teen for something as petty as refusing to leave the bathroom and by the way he broke the officers hand in a brutal assault...pisshhh..... like thats a reason to protect himself. Shame on whomever was the author of that article.
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