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Officer uses Taser to break up fight at Wake Forest high school

Posted October 7, 2009 4:02 p.m. EDT

— A school resource officer used a Taser Tuesday to subdue a student at Wake Forest-Rolesville High School at Heritage, police said.

Montrell Swinson, 16, instigated a fight during a lunch period at the school, Lt. Trent Coleman, of the Wake Forest Police Department, said. When authorities tried to break it up, Swinson refused to relent. The school resource officer, who m police did not identify, asked Swinson three times to put his hands behind his back. When he did not comply, the officer used a Taser on him.

Swinson was cited with assault and affray, disorderly conduct on school property and carrying a concealed weapon.

Three other students were also cited.

  • Racquan Woods, 16, faces charges of assault and affray and disorderly conduct on school grounds.
  • Alex Syvankham, 18, faces charges of disorderly conduct on school grounds.
  • A 14-year-old boy faces charges of assault and affray and disorderly conduct on school property.