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Two Fayetteville students arrested after fight

Posted February 23, 2009

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— Fayetteville police arrested two students at Ramsey Street High School after a fight Friday, spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said.

Emmanuel Gallardo, 16, of 1616 Barber Ave., and Jhaves Shaque Gilliam, 17, of 127 Buckingham Ave., were charged with resistance, delay and obstruction of an arrest. Both were released to their parents.

Police shot Gallardo with a Taser to break up the fight after he failed to respond to two verbal warnings, Tanna said.

Gallardo's father told WRAL that his son required surgery to remove probes from the Taser that became lodged in his back.

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  • jimbo141 Feb 25, 2009

    This whole article was posted just for the point about claiming to need surgery to remove the police taser probes. This article is not about 2 boys fighting. It's all about the brutality of law enforcement on children. You haven't heard the last of this.
    Sidekick
    February 24, 2009 8:23 a.m.
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    your kidding, right? if not then your part of the problem "oh he's only a 16 year old, please don't hurt him, he doesn't know any better" this is why crime is so high, anyone under 18 knows they can break the law and get just a slap on the wrist, go ask a teen!

  • horseonthefly Feb 24, 2009

    If this had been my kid he'd be having surgery to remove a size 13 rocky...oh never mind, I forgot, anything more than a verbal reprimand lands the parents in jail these days....and we wonder why so many youth in this nation are out of control.

  • ABM Feb 24, 2009

    This whole article was posted just for the point about claiming to need surgery to remove the police taser probes. This article is not about 2 boys fighting. It's all about the brutality of law enforcement on children. You haven't heard the last of this.

    Then why didn't they put the brutal police officer's photo on the internet?

    ???

  • Sidekick Feb 24, 2009

    This whole article was posted just for the point about claiming to need surgery to remove the police taser probes. This article is not about 2 boys fighting. It's all about the brutality of law enforcement on children. You haven't heard the last of this.

  • jgriffith3792 Feb 24, 2009

    "Gallardo's father told WRAL that his son required surgery to remove probes from the Taser that became lodged in his back."

    Well, whoopeedeedooo, maybe if his son had **listened** he wouldn't have gotten tased. Then there would be nothing to removed. I see someone that will attempt to turn a $ on this one.

  • ABM Feb 24, 2009

    Fighting is a part of growing up, why put these kids pictures up? I just don't understand, there must be something else better to report than a high school fight. This type of news does not even makes the high school paper.

    WRAL get it together!

  • rcmonster1 Feb 23, 2009

    Most of the citizens in our country live what could be sheltered lives and do not realize how children today are. It is now common for teenagers to disregard any autority figure starting with their parents much less law enforcement officers. School resource officers make many arrest each year and its not because they want to but because they have to due to the unruly nature of some of the children in or society today.The teenager got what he deserved because he did not do what he was told to in order to stop the fight and prevent possible more serious injuries that he could have recieved or given to the other subject. As far as the probe removal if the officer does not remove the probes which most officers do themselves and are allowed to do!! Then the hospital classifies it as surgery to remove them you figure it out on their part its all about charging more money for the service they provide. Hopefully the young man learned his lesson to prevent future surgeries.

  • quit_whining Feb 23, 2009

    Two fine upstanding citizens....

    Citizens we'll be sure to be supporting for the rest of their lives!!

  • thepeopleschamp Feb 23, 2009

    Surgery to remove a taser probe? No way. Speaking as someone who has actually seen dozens of police officers in training get the business end of a taser, I call foul that surgery was done. Removal of a taser prong is a one step procedure; Step 1. Pull.

  • anneonymousone Feb 23, 2009

    I'm not sure what people are going after the young man's father for; in this article he is only said to have reported about his son's medical state. The article does not reveal any editorializing on his part, but why do the commenters take it on themselves to read what is not there?

    I am a teacher, and am well aware that there are some irresponsible parents, some are criminially negligent at best, and there are some nuts who don't fall far from the family tree, but there are also some parents who have worked hard with kids and who have tried to get them help if solid parenting was not enough.

    If the parents try to excuse the inexcusable, then go after them with both verbal barrels. That has not happened in this article.

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