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Deputy criticized for using stun gun on streaking student

7:16 AM, Nov 16, 2012   |    comments
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NEWNAN, Ga. -- The parent and classmates of a teenage boy who stripped to his boxer shorts and ran across the field during half-time of a high school football game say a sheriff's deputy who deployed his stun gun at the boy over-reacted to the situation.
    
Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager says he's looking into what happened at the Coweta County High game. Yeager tells WSB-TV that no excessive force was used.
    
The student, 16-year-old Gunner Cook, says he regrets taking the dare from friends. His mother, Lynne Cook, said the stun gun's current did not strike her son, but thinks the deputy over-reacted by deploying it.
    
Cell phone video also shows a deputy cursing at other students. The sheriff said the officer used a poor choice of words but has a stellar record.

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