Cop Watch

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Tasers in Schools Trigger Disputes

PALATKA -- The first shock from the officer's Taser knocked Shakell Cox to the pavement at Jenkins Middle School. A busload of students watched as a second and then a third jolt hit the 12-year-old and she was handcuffed.

The officer zapped her with an M26 Taser -- a weapon growing popular with law enforcement on the streets and, more recently, in schools nationwide.