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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:34 PM
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Students 'beg' to be shocked. Deputy obliges, now on unpaid leave
Deputy shocks 30 students with taser

LEADVILLE - In Colorado, a Lake County Sheriff's deputy was put on unpaid administrative leave on Thursday after he used a dry Taser to shock 30 students.

The incident happened at a career fair at the Lake County High School in Leadville on Thursday morning.

According to school administrators, the students asked the deputy to shock them so they knew what it felt like.

Two of the students received minor burns and were taken to a local hospital. They were treated and released.

A student says one female student was shocked seven times at her request.

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One student who spoke with 9NEWS but did not want to be identified says he did not see the deputy ask students to sign a waiver. He says students just went up to him and asked if they could get shocked and the deputy agreed to.

"He didn't ask for anything. You just asked if you could do it. He said, 'Yeah.' We probably should have taken necessary steps, but I guess when you're in the moment, you're in the moment," the student said.

The student says the deputy should not be blamed for what happened. He says the students "begged" to be shocked.

http://www.wtsp.com/news/watercooler/story.aspx?storyid=129434&catid=58
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protest_dude Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:39 PM
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1. WTF? That's all I can say? WTF? WTF? nt
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:53 PM
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2. Talk about LAME! WTF
:wtf: :wtf: :wtf:
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 12:10 AM
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3. great. A whole class full of Darwin Award winners.
WTF? Is shocking the new "Ecstasy"?
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 12:18 AM
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4. Hmmm. This doesn't strike me as very serious.
It's not uncommon for people to do little test zaps when they own tasers, which is pretty much what this cop was doing. The kids literally asked to be zapped, and some were coming back for multiple zaps.
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