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Published:June 5th, 2009 18:03 EST
End That Cell Phone Call Or I'll Tase You Bro

End That Cell Phone Call Or I'll Tase You Bro

By Robert Paul Reyes

"At Penn Hills High School this morning, Chief Burton said, a student was walking up and down a hallway, using a cell phone. School policy permits students to have cell phones but not to use them during school except in emergencies, Chief Burton said.

A Penn Hills police officer told him to put the phone away and go to class.

`The kid refused to listen,` Chief Burton said. `The officer took him by the arm and said, `You have to go to the office.` The student resisted, pushed the officer. The officer, defending himself, took out his stun gun and did a drive stun.`

Chief Burton said a drive stun involves pushing the Taser against a portion of the body and squeezing the trigger, thus immobilizing a portion of the body, such as the leg. He said this affects about a 2- or 3-inch area." Eleanor Chute, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Some high schools ban cell phones, but Penn Hills High School has a reasonable policy: A student can bring his cell phone to school, but he can only use if for an emergency.

However this brat wasn`t engaged in an emergency call, and anyone who disobeys an officer and pushes him away shouldn`t be surprised if he`s tasered and arrested.

The officer should be commended for showing remarkable restraint, instead of drive stunning the jerk, I would have tasered him full force.

Ushers in movie theatres and waitpersons in restaurant should be armed with Tasers, and any creep who uses his mobile phone in these public venues should immediately be tasered.

I better not buy a stun gun, I would leave a trial of quivering victims because there are so many rude and inconsiderate people. I will have to settle for getting vicarious thrills from reading articles where a fool is stunned by the police.