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Student Tasered By Wilson Police Officer

Posted January 10, 2007

— Wilson police said an officer used a taser on a teenager who was fighting at his school.

Police said Officer Mike Seigel was at Beddingfield High School to serve a warrant when he saw two teens fighting.

According to authorities, Seigel first ordered the students to break it up. When that did not work, he used the taser on one of them.

Police said the 15-year-old was not injured, but he was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

Police said Seigel followed police procedures properly.

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  • narck9 Jan 10, 2007

    Ok. Here it is. If a law enforcement officer tells a person to stop fighting and they don't. They will be sprayed with cap stun or shot with a taser. If the subject does not then comply they will recieve a strike with a baton or the officer will engage with hard hand techniques . If a weapon is displayed or the officer reasonably believes that his life or a third parties life is in danger they will be shot until the threat ceases. The tools on our belt are not for show. They are for stopping violence. It is common sense. Obey law enforcement officers and you will not get hurt or die. Its real easy! People need to take responsibility for their actions or suffer the consequences.

  • cazman99 Jan 10, 2007

    the cop did what he was supposed 2 do.....

  • jsphconner Jan 10, 2007

    man yo forget all that if he was out at my school to give a warrent dats what he should have did and its not the fact that the students are getting worse its the law going over board to get some publicity and y is this story all over the news when another school in wilson had an even worse story than that some ppl know what im talkin about

  • Low Voltage Jan 10, 2007

    Everyone wants their children portected from violent acts. Good kids, hopefully, will always be good kids and stay out of trouble. Bad kids need to be taught right from wrong before they really get hurt or hurt someone else. If it takes a tazer these days, then so be it.

  • diwanicki Jan 10, 2007

    Chris, I like that saying and you are right. The kids have gotten worse.Thats why some schools have officers to begin with.

  • kstor33 Jan 10, 2007

    Ktncnn and PattyMurray...we gotta stick together. Thank you for your posts. Onceacrook,my friend, thank God somebody makes that choice! To quote George Orwell:"PEOPLE SLEEP PEACEABLY IN THEIR BEDS AT NIGHT BECAUSE ROUGH MEN STAND READY TO DO VIOLENCE ON THEIR BEHALF." Oh, and by the way, I'm a feminist, environmentalist,animal rights advocate and sociology is just one of my degrees. Still think you know me and who I voted for? I think not.

  • spiritwarriorwoman Jan 10, 2007

    No one knows who was not there. For all this lone cop knew, one of the kids may have been armed with a knife. Had it been me, I would have tazered them both, just to be sure I got the guilty party and to assure that the one still standing didn't get in any late hits.
    Praying for them all.
    God bless.
    Rev. RB

  • chris23 Jan 10, 2007

    Great job on the part of the Police officer. I am a Paramedic and a 2001 High School Grad. The students have gotten worse over the last few years. Most are just low-life thugs that have no respect for the law. They wouldent think twice on pulling a wepon out on the other subject or even the police officer. My father told me once, "it is better to be judged by 12 than to be carried by 6" I think Officer Seigel should get a raise. Thanks for all that you do.

  • erstamey Jan 10, 2007

    all I have to say it starts at home with love and doing the right thing not just beating the kid like i was
    I have a twenty never been in trouble ,parents need to act like parents need to be involed with the kids

  • frpajebr Jan 10, 2007

    How dare you to judge this situation. You were not there. And how dare you to judge the officer and the parents. If some of you holier-than-thou folks would get off your cans and help do something about these out of control young people, tazering or physical force would not be necessary. You sit there and condemn the very people who put their lives on the line to save yours, and you criticize. Evidently you don't read or listen to the news. If you did, you'd see. These kids are a problem-a huge one. And it is getting worse by the day. How do you know that one of these kids didn't have a knife or a gun? You don't. Thank you Officer Seigel.