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10 yr old tasered by police at a day care! omg!

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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April 1) -- Two police officers have been suspended for reportedly using a stun gun on a 10-year-old boy who had gotten out of control at a day care facility.

The incident occurred Tuesday, when a worker at Tender Teddies Day Care in Martinsville, Ind., called police to report that one of the children there was acting up and posed a potential threat to the kids, local news affiliate WRTV reported.

A spokesperson for the Martinsville Police Department told AOL News that Capt. William Jennings and Officer Darren Johnson arrived at the scene and found the boy to be "combative." Jennings then slapped the boy, and Johnson used his Taser to further subdue him, police said.

 


The boy, who weighs 94 pounds, received two marks on his arm where Jennings used the gun, WTHR news reported, but is believed to have suffered no lasting injuries.

While the day care center's owner, Heath Lancaster, did not comment on the case, police released a statement announcing that the officers had been placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation.

 


"While the department will not condone the unnecessary treatment of any subject, regardless of age, in any apprehension situation, additional comments will not be made pending results of the final investigation," the statement read.

Separate investigations have now been launched by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department, the Martinsville Police Department and the Martinsville Department of Child Services.

"We need to look at it a lot closer because [the Taser gun is] not really made for 10-year-olds," Martinsville Police Chief Jon Davis said at a news conference.

While the police had been called to Tender Teddies Day Care on another occasion about the behavior of the same child, local resident Kenneth Frazier told WRTV that he thinks police went too far.

"I don't think that should have happened. I'm sure they could have detained him some other way," Frazier said. "They take big grown-ups down without tasing them ... why a 10-year-old

there is a video on there u can watch to from there area news!

http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/taser-used-on-10-year-old-in-indiana-policemen-suspended/19423387

by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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Mandiii04
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 9:44 PM

WOW!  Was it really nesecary to tase a 10 year old?? They couldn't have done ANYTHING else? That was the only option??

 

BrooklynnsMomy
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 9:49 PM

thats insane

BAMBAMmommy
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Why weren't the parents called to control their own child? And honestly, a police officer would rather use a STUN GUN on a 10 year old than subdue him by restraining him (which would have been easy)?? Clearly the officer does not have children. I don't think any police officer with a child of his own would consider doing that to a child that young. My concern is that they said he was combative but not that he was wielding a weapon or anything. I might be able to understand the situation if the child was wielding a weapon and refused to comply, but that wasn't stated. So either the police are in the wrong or the media is leaving something out.

Either way I want to know where the parents were. There are a lot of news stories out right now in which the parents seem to be absent.

LilGina
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 9:59 PM

wow i hope all those ppl are fired

penguinbabe44
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 10:08 PM

See, this is what pisses me off. The police is getting so out of control these days. Did you hear how some of them are not turning in their tickets until after work so it will look like they did over time but they didn't. They are getting in trouble for that also.

So many cops are doing odd things and even hurting the people who are calling them for help!!! I seriously don't even see why you have to be nice to cops when they are rude to you. You know how when they tell you to not cuss and stuff when they are saying all sorts of rude and nasty things to you. OMG I hate cops...I hate them...the only time I call them is in desperate need. Some cops aren't like this...I know...but still there are a lot of crooked ones that I just want to torture for the things they do.

And about the boy...if I were his parent I would be raising some hell. There is no reason for them to taser a 10 year old. They could have handled it differently. It's really pitiful and they think because they are cops that they can just do anything that they want to. I hope they get fired or something and not allowed to work in any kind of police field, security, or anything...

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penguinbabe44
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Wait a minute...you have April 1st sitting by all of the wording. Is this a April Fools joke or are you serious?

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LilGina
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 10:17 PM

looks like a news article and theres a link at the end

Quoting penguinbabe44:

Wait a minute...you have April 1st sitting by all of the wording. Is this a April Fools joke or are you serious?


mollymae09
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Wow.... Seriously, like other moms have said...there must have been another option. I can't see where a 10 year old would be such a problem where a taser would be the only option...

penguinbabe44
by on Apr. 1, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Oh, I wish it were a joke because I would be so mad if that happened to my kid. The day care should be penalized also to a certain degree.

Quoting LilGina:

looks like a news article and theres a link at the end

Quoting penguinbabe44:

Wait a minute...you have April 1st sitting by all of the wording. Is this a April Fools joke or are you serious?



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mylilprincesses
by Member on Apr. 2, 2010 at 10:01 AM


Quoting LilGina:

wow i hope all those ppl are fired


nope the worse part is there on PAID LEAVE!

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