Kauai police used a stun gun to subdue an 18-year-old Kapaa High School student on campus Wednesday after he allegedly threatened officers and resisted arrest. Did the officers really need to use the stun gun>
The student was wanted for investigation of robbery and assault regarding a Jan. 19 incident. A police officer recognized him on campus at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. We may never know if the officers needed to use the stun gun or not. Common sense says that more than one officer probably could have subdued the student without the use of the stun gun, but we also know that sometimes violent people cannot be controlled without the use of something like a stun gun.
The suspect, described as 6 feet tall and about 270 pounds, threatened two officers and resisted as they attempted to handcuff him, police said. The officers warned the suspect they would use a stun gun if he continued to resist, and an officer used a stun gun on the student, police said. Our youth in Hawaii seem to be out of control.
Police arrested him on suspicion of robbery, unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, resisting arrest and terroristic threatening.