Police and school officials are investigating why a student at Middletown High School was tasered at lunchtime Friday after stealing food from the cafeteria.
Police said the student was "dry-stunned." Unlike a typical act of tasing, dry-stunning eliminates the use of projectiles. The Taser is held against the person’s skin and is intended to cause pain without incapacitating the victim.
Around noon, a 17-year-old student was caught stealing a Jamaican pattie and was approached by officers Kurt Scrivo and school resource officer Alex Rodriguez, of the Middletown Police Department. When the two officers told the senior that he was under arrest and began placing handcuffs on him, he allegedly became violent.