Student tased following food fight

February 25, 2009 6:48:02 AM PST
Deputies tased and arrested an E.E. Smith High School student following a fight, according a news release issued by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.Cumberland County sheriff's deputies say 19-year-old Furman Evans of Fayetteville assaulted an assistant principal and a school resource officer.

He is charged with two counts of assault on a government official.

According to investigators, Evans became combative after a food fight broke out in the school's cafeteria Tuesday.

They say Evans became upset when a principal tried to remove his girlfriend from the cafeteria. She was allegedly involved in the food fight.

The sheriff's office said Evans pushed the assistant principal in the chest and used profanity. When deputies tried to handcuff him, he resisted so a deputy tased him once.

A sheriff's office spokesperson said per the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office's protocol, deputies give two verbal warnings before using the taser.

The name of the deputies and school officials have not been released.

No bond or court date for Evans had been determined as of Tuesday afternoon.


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