Police Use Stun Gun on Student Accused of Attacking Officer

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WATERLOO, Iowa – A 16-year-old is facing charges after police said he attacked a police officer and a school staff member.

The incident happened Monday afternoon at East High School in Waterloo. Police said the boy was wandering the school halls when a school resource officer and a campus safety officer asked the student to return to class, leave the school or go to in-school suspension.

Police said the boy then headbutted the resource officer, who is a Waterloo police officer and punched the campus safety officer in the face. The police officer then used a stun gun on the student.

The student, who’s name has not been released, will face a felony charge of assault on a police officer and a misdemeanor aggravated assault charge.