Overland Park Police Use Stun Gun on Student


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – Police in a Kansas City suburb say officers had to use a stun gun to get a high school student to drop a knife.

The incident occurred Thursday at Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park.

According to police, a school resource officer reported the 14-year-old boy entered the principal’s office around lunchtime and pulled out a pocket knife. Police say the boy didn’t threaten the principal but refused to drop the knife.

The resource officer called Overland Park police, who say one of their officers deployed a stun gun on the boy to keep him from hurting himself or anyone else.

The boy was taken to a hospital to be checked. Shawnee Mission district officials said the school staff had followed emergency plans throughout the incident.


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