Cop Shoots 8th Grade Child With Taser Gun for “Being Disruptive”

POWHATAN COUNTY, VA — Think back to 8th grade: do you remember ever talking out loud or being “disruptive”?

Imagine if the punishment was an armed police officer approaching you and shooting you with a Taser gun, frying your nervous system with electrical voltage, for being “disruptive.”

That’s what happened at Powhatan Junior High School on Friday, according to reports.

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An officer at the school shot an 8th grade student with a Taser gun for “being disruptive.”

The Powhatan Sheriff’s Department claims that it started when the student was “disruptive” in the cafeteria.

The student was then taken to the assistant principal’s office, where, they claim, the “disruptive” behavior continued.

An armed police officer stepped in and decided to try to place the student in handcuffs, but the student reacted by trying to flee, according to reports.


That’s when the officer pointed his Taser gun at the student and shot him as the student was running away from the officer.

The Sheriff’s Department claims that the child “attacked” the officer while the officer was trying to restrain his wrists, and the child was then charged with “felony assault on an officer.”

“It’s obviously scary to see a child get Tased,” said Chris Parks, a parent whose children go to the same school.

“It was shocking,” he added.

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This article will be updated as more information is made available pertaining to the officer’s identity and whether he will face disciplinary action, as well as whether the child’s parents were contacted.

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  • Michael White

    Taze my child and your life insurance had better be current.

    • OldCowboy

      I’m with you.

    • Rene Arizona Craig

      They CAN be sued as MEN…..in case people do not know that. In a civil suit they will be charged with injury to a child

      • Michael White

        Google “Qualified Immunity” Rene

        • Jenni Lovsey

          They do NOT get immunity for attacking a child or anyone else for that matter.

          • Michael White

            Did ya google it? They’re granted immunity from lawsuits brought against them for any action they commit acting as an agent of the state. The Town/city/state pays the suit, not the cop.

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            depends on the state you live in. you can sue the employer AND the employee…

          • Michael White

            Not when the employee and employer are the state.

          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            Check the California Legal Library at http://www.leginfo.ca.gov and look up the civil liabilities of employees as individuals, and the liabilities of employers who can be sued for their lack of supervision, proper training etc. etc. I myself have lodged and pursued civil litigations against BOTH agencies and employees in the same action, so I know, in California at least, that I am correct.

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          • Joseph Edward Bodden

            oh stfu.

    • John Garnet

      Policemen are the ELITE personal bodyguards, they just don’t care about people.

      And I’m with you.

  • donco6

    Utterly ridiculous. If an 8th grader wants to “take off” you let ’em. Then you call their parents. YOU DON’T FUCKING TAZE THEM!

    • foxx

      no kidding.. Im still trying to figure out how you get charged with felony assault while running away.

      • donco6

        “Too much thrashing” = assaulting an officer.

        • xxx

          The cop is trying to cover his a**.

      • bob

        If a cop discharges his weapon or tazer its considered felony assault of an officer even if the officer was never touched. Cops doctor charges like crazy.

        • donco6

          I’ve learned a lot since Tavon. Perhaps that could be his legacy – opening old white farts’ eyes to what’s going on with the police in this country. It did for me.

        • Joseph Edward Bodden

          what state of insanity is this a law in?

  • William Hill

    The usual cover your ass charge that the police always use!!

  • Gary Williams Jr.

    so first of all, he was trying to put the cuffs on this kid. illegal act #1, being “disruptive” is NOT AGAINST THE LAW, so false arrest. then the kid was trying to run away, and the pig shot him in the back. since he was running away, the pig, nor anyone else was in any “danger”. illegal act #2. I’m not going to even waste my breath, stating the obvious fact that these pigs, AND the judges are out of control. nor will I waste my time saying this pig needs to be charged AND CONVICTED for his crimes, because it would be a waste of time. these terrorists with badges, masquerading as a “public servant”, are committing crimes against men, women, children, and animals everyday. and they arrogantly smile, and laugh about it because they KNOW they will not only get away with it, but their brother “officers” will go out of their way to harass, and threaten anyone who dares to speak up.

  • craig klucas

    Where’s he going to go?

  • PatrickHenry

    Disciplinary action???? What for?????? THEY ARE THE LAW.

  • cwjuhl

    Click bait for antisocial personality disorders.

  • Eye

    The legal system in this country is out of control!!!! To taze a child for throwing a tantrum and then charge him with a felony that will ruin the rest of his life is ridiculous. School to Prison IS the American way. The more people that each State locked up, the more money each State gets from the Feds. It’s all about Profit and Greed!!!!

  • Cromwell

    Turn this prick cop into mulch, “felony assault on an officer.” Same for the sherrif.
    I can hear it now “I feared for my life as the child ran away from me”
    Where do they find these people?

    • Dimitri Theodosakis

      Same where liking from Hell

  • jim

    aren’t the cop supposed to protect the kids
    aren’t the school employees supposed to handle the kids
    I get that the cops should step in when the school has an issue but shouldn’t the cop have to wait until asked

  • Alan Williams

    Did you really just charge an 8th grader for felony assault on a police officer? Really?

  • Sherry

    I`m not going to assume to know what actually happen from one news report, no I do not feel he should have been Taze, would like to know Just how disruptive was he being,? was he a threat to another student,?
    Does he have a reputation of bullying, mental emotional problems, why would they handle him in this manner, if they did this with out just cause than people need to stand together and put a stop to this,
    I`m not in anyway saying i agree with what they done, I just know kids are shooting stabbing each other on a daily bases, was he a real threat,?

  • Gorehaoun

    Gotta keep those private prisons filled. I’m glad I don’t live in America.

    • Dimitri Theodosakis

      I with glad don’t lived in USA Police run by sociopath and KKK

  • immortalvegan

    thank you for another completely useless page that I can not share because it has no factual details like the event date or a link to at least one other article. “on friday” seriously? please stop it

    • sholden

      Entitled much?

  • Dimitri Theodosakis

    If I was Family Sued School first least 100 million in damages

  • Sgt. Killgood

    Where was the principle , how could anyone let this stupid cop pull his tazer . seems like a teacher or a some grown up could have stopped the cop .

  • immortalvegan
  • Cathy McMahan

    something is seriously wrong with these people.

    • johnny

      THANK YOU!!!

  • Anthony

    So this is my school

  • OldCowboy

    More bad behavior from your local Gestapo.

  • Rene Arizona Craig

    I am so sorry but how can an eighth grader be charged with a felony when he is the injured party? BACKWARDS!! Fire the Cops get spider man and we will use webs instead of electricity for GOD sakes!! Someone will be trying to justify this I already know…

  • Jay Paradiso

    This shows why cops do not belong in schools. If the only way he could handle a 8th grader is to taze him then he lacks education and common sense. Is this how he would handle his own child or want his cild to be handled?.

  • Wayne Peeples

    Why are there pigs in the schools? We didn’t have them when I went to school. Of course I wasn’t living in Fascist America then.

  • earthwise1234

    How is this not child abuse? Oh that’s right….he works for the state so its okay. Keep your kids out of government run schools.

  • Ibcamn

    my girls school now has 2 cops roaming the halls like a prison guard[s],if either one ever lay’s a hand on her,sh*t will go south fast!..cops don’t belong in schools(most were bullied in school and want revenge,or they were the bullies)

  • Jenni Lovsey

    One the parents need to beat the shit of pig, then beat the shit out of this pos principal! The sue this pos school out of existance to send a CLEAR message, attack our children You WILL get an ass beating!

  • Qualified immunity is a doctrine in U.S. federal law that arises in cases brought against state officials under 42 U.S.C Section 1983 and against federal officials under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971). Qualified immunity, when applicable, shields government officials from liability for the violation of an individual’s federal constitutional rights[contradictory]. This grant of immunity is available to state or federal employees performing discretionary functions where their actions, even if later found to be unlawful, did not violate “clearly established law.” The defense of qualified immunity was created by theU.S. Supreme Court, replacing a court’s inquiry into a defendant’s subjective state of mind with an inquiry into the objective reasonableness of the contested action. A government agent’s liability in a federal civil rights lawsuit now no longer turns upon whether the defendant acted with “malice,” but on whether a hypothetical reasonable person in the defendant’s position would have known that his/her actions violated clearly established law.

    As outlined by the Supreme Court in Harlow v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.S. 800 (1982),[1] qualified immunity is designed to shield government officials from actions “insofar as their conduct does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.”

    In 2001, the Supreme Court in Saucier v. Katz established a rigid order in which courts must decide the merits of a defendant’s qualified immunity defense. First, the court determines whether the complaint states a constitutional violation. If so, the next sequential step is to determine whether the right at issue was clearly established at the time of the official’s conduct. The Court subsequently overruled Saucier inPearson v. Callahan, holding that the two-step procedure was no longer mandatory.

  • Dr Spock

    Merca has its head so far up its fat ass that it’s hilarioUS: Keep shooting each other. The rest of the planet is safer.

  • Gary M. Marino

    Keep cops out of our fucking schools….

  • David Rivers

    fuck Qualified Immunity. we are responsible for the punishment of the bad cops in our own communitys. if they wont punish them, then we will

  • Kansas Bright

    What in the world was a “cop” doing at the school anyway? If the Principal and admin within the school itself cannot handle a disruptive child then FIRE their azzez.

    Then go after the complete Powhatan Sheriff’s Department and REPLACE every single one who works there in whatever capacity besides the janitor, charge them with Perjury for breaking their Oath, and whatever other FELONIES apply. Then if you cannot find a Judge that will keep the Oath do a (REAL) *Grand Jury Investigation into that judge for “Misbehaviour”, if found guilty in a jury trial, remove that judge from EVER holding any position of trust for the rest of their life within the USA.

    No, judges do NOT hold their position for life no matter what actions they take. They hold that position for life as long as they use “Good Behaviour” while in office. The US Constitution assigns what all judges, state and federal, must do to be allowed to stay in a judicial position, they are:
    — Required to take, and keep an Oath(s), or a combined Oath.
    — Required to “support and defend” the US Constitution and all that is in Pursuance thereof it before the duties of the office they occupy.
    — Required to carry out the enumerated duties assigned to the judicial branch by the US Constitution (and state Constitution if it applies) in a constitutional manner.

    That is “Good Behaviour” for judges.

    US Constitution, Article III, Section 1: “The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.

    James Madison, Federalist 39: “According to the provisions of most of the constitutions, again, as well as according to the most respectable and received opinions on the subject, the members of the judiciary department are to retain their offices by the firm tenure of good behaviour.”

    Fifth Amendment: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

    This is backed up historically by a debate John Adams had with William Brattle about the ‘tenure of judges’. At the end of the debate both men agreed that if a judge was appointed during good behavior, then he could also be removed by using
    “bad behavior”. But this removal was only after receiving a “hearing and trial, and an opportunity to defend himself before a fuller board, knowing his accuser and accusation”.

    The judge(s) whose behavior was in question would get a trial by jury made up of the people making that decision.
    Accountability through the “Good Behaviour” standard is critical to the continued freedom and independence of the USA;
    of keeping judges to the US Constitution instead of to factions, lobbyists, or to the different branches of government, or
    even from foreign entanglements.

    * Justice Antonin Scalia: “The grand jury is mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but not in the body of the Constitution. It has not been textually assigned, therefore, to any of the branches described in the first three Articles. It is a constitutional fixture in its own right. In fact the whole theory of its function is that it belongs to no branch of the institutional government, serving as a kind of buffer or referee between the Government and the people”.

    “Thus, citizens have the unbridled right to empanel their own grand juries and present “True Bills” of indictment to a court, which is then required to commence a criminal proceeding. Our Founding Fathers presciently thereby created a “buffer” the people may rely upon for justice, when public officials, including judges, criminally violate the law.” (Misbehavior, “Good
    Behaviour” requirement)

    “The grand jury is an institution separate from the courts, over whose functioning the courts do not preside, we think it clear that, as a general matter at least, no such “supervisory” judicial authority exists. The “common law” of the Fifth Amendment demands a traditional functioning grand jury.”

    “Although the grand jury normally operates, of course, in the courthouse and under judicial auspices, its institutional relationship with the judicial branch has traditionally been, so to speak, at arm’s length. Judges’ direct involvement in the functioning of the grand jury has generally been confined to the constitutive one of calling the grand jurors together and administering their oaths of office. The grand jury’s functional independence from the judicial branch is evident both in the scope of its power to investigate criminal wrongdoing, and in the manner in which that power is exercised.”

    “The grand jury ‘can investigate merely on suspicion that the law is being violated, or even because it wants assurance that it is not.’ It need not identify the offender it suspects, or even “the precise nature of the offense” it is investigating. The grand jury requires no authorization from its constituting court to initiate an investigation, nor does the prosecutor require leave of court to seek a grand jury indictment. And in its day-to-day functioning, the grand jury generally operates without the interference of a presiding judge. It swears in its own witnesses and deliberates in total secrecy.”

    “Recognizing this tradition of independence, we have said the 5th Amendment’s constitutional guarantee presupposes an
    investigative body ‘acting independently of either prosecuting attorney or judge”

    “Given the grand jury’s operational separateness from its constituting court, it should come as no surprise that we have been reluctant to invoke the judicial supervisory power as a basis for prescribing modes of grand jury procedure. Over the years, we have received many requests to exercise supervision over the grand jury’s evidence-taking process, but we have refused them all. “it would run counter to the whole history of the grand jury institution” to permit an indictment to be challenged “on the ground that there was incompetent or inadequate evidence before the grand jury.” Justice Antonin Scalia writing for the majority said In the Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams, 112 S.Ct. 1735, 504 U.S. 36, 118 L.Ed.2d 352 (1992) (Nor would it be lawful since the Grand Jury is a tool of the People, not those who serve within our governments whatever branch – state and/or federal)

  • Cassie

    I remeber when I was in 8th grade. If you were disruptive they called your parents to pick you up and you’d get, maybe, a day or two of detention, ISS or something to that effect.
    It’s really sad to see that people no longer no how to handle situations and that they feel the need to have an armed officer with them at all times.
    What’s even sadder is that this kid is being charged for assulting an officer. Didn’t know running from someone was assult. It’s all bullshit. But what’s worse is that this policeman will get away with assulting a child. There needs to be a better non-violent way to deal with things like this…

  • CheekyChick

    Anyone ever stop to think this kid may have needed his butt tazed? Kids are shooting kids in middle school these days, selling drugs, doing drugs, and being as totally disrespectful and disruptive as possible. If it were my kid, I’d probably taze his butt as soon as he got home, too. More than likely his parents are wholly or partially to blame for this kid’s disruptive behavior.

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  • Joseph Edward Bodden

    tased while running away, resisting officer by running away, assaulting officer by running away…

  • daveugber

    I am not justifying what happened here, but i’ll say this: there are kids (even at the age of 13) who can be terribly destructive… we’re not getting the whole story, and we weren’t there… a taser? seems WAY overboard… then again, the kid may have been threatening and carrying out verbal threats upon escaping custody…we just don’t know the situation… i HAVE seen some unbelievable behaviors in schools…things i could never imagine happening… there’s more to this story than simple police brutality, i believe…

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  • CheekyChick

    I like how my intelligent and sensible comment was removed. Obviously not a fair and balanced discussion to be found here.

  • Akeel Ahmad

    oh for fuck sake! in which universe is the US a civilised “cuntry”

  • Brenda Santiago

    This is crazy. Just because. The police has the right to that. To a child. He should get fired. WhaT. This world going on. This is. F messed up.

  • Eric Marquez

    the officer feared for his life… kid is just lucky he dident get shot!!!

  • Guest

    Yeah, well there was a reason the cops were at the school to begin with.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    I’m pretty sure that isn’t a situation that called for the use of a taser. Being disruptive, and then trying to run away? You punish a child with detention, and/or suspension, you don’t fucking use a taser on them… And then, you’re going to charge the child with a FELONY? Come on, give me a fucking break. This “officer” should be charged with child endangerment, at the very least, and be fired immediately. If you can’t handle a 14 year old kid without using a weapon, this isn’t the job for you.