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LaFayette High School student who posted Taser video tells school

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LAFAYETTE, GA (Times Free Press) — A LaFayette High School student turned herself in for using her cellphone to record video of a school resource officer using a Taser stun gun to break up a May 23 fight between two girls at school.

"It took a few days, but she came forward," Walker County Schools Superintendent Damon Raines said. "I think she just got nervous."

The video's appearance on YouTube and news websites drew hundreds of comments, ranging from outrage to support of the school district's first-ever stun gun use on a student.

The video violated the school's "appropriate use" policy for cellphones, Raines said. Students aren't supposed to post videos and photos from school online.

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