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Officers use stun gun on parent at Fayetteville middle school

Posted November 6, 2012 8:24 p.m. EST
Updated November 6, 2012 10:09 p.m. EST

— Cumberland County deputies had to use a stun gun on a woman who they say assaulted school resource officers while trying to pick up her son Tuesday at a Fayetteville middle school.

A spokeswoman for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Allyison Alicia Mims-Whitner went to Lewis Chapel Middle School shortly before 2 p.m. to try to check her son out of classes for the day, but that the boy was afraid of her and did not want to go with her.

Mims-Whitner, according to authorities, is not the boy's custodial parent.

As school resource officers questioned her, she became irate and combative and refused to leave without the child, authorities said.

That's when she allegedly assaulted the officers, which prompted them to use a stun gun.

Mims-Whitner was arrested and charged with one count of trespassing, two counts of resist, delay and obstruction of justice and two counts of assault on a government official.