Taser used on 17-year-old minor last week outside Spencer High School

Taser used on 17-year-old minor last week outside Spencer High School

A Spencer Police Department officer deployed a Taser on a minor in the Spencer High School parking lot last Friday night during an investigation into a reported disturbance.

In a press release, police were called to investigate the disturbance at about 8:15 p.m., which would have been during the Spencer varsity boys home basketball game against Storm Lake.

While investigating, police tried to detain a 17-year-old minor from Spencer.


“The minor became combative, attempted to flee, and refused to comply with the lawful commands of the officer,” the press release states.

An officer deployed a Taser and the minor was taken into custody.

The minor was then taken to the Spencer Police Department and later released to parents pending a juvenile referral.


 


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