Police: Student Who Was Stunned Was Danger To Self

By: AP, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: AP, Posted by Chelsey Moran

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) _ Police in northeastern Kansas say a high school student who was shocked by an officer's stun gun had been holding a knife to his own throat.

The Overland Park Police Department has issued a statement explaining the use of the stun gun on a 14-year-old boy at Shawnee Mission West High School.

A school resource officer called police Thursday when the boy entered the principal's office and pulled out a pocket knife. Officials say the boy didn't threaten the principal but refused to drop the knife.

Police said Friday the student had been holding the knife to his own throat. Officers used the stun gun after deciding he was a danger to himself and others.

The boy was checked at a hospital and taken to Johnson County's juvenile assessment center.


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