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Tue June 30, 2009
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Mobile Public Schools Vote Against Stun Guns in Schools

Mobile,Alabama – (AP) - The Mobile County school board has voted
against buying about 25 Tasers for security officers amid worries
that the district was opening itself up to lawsuits if students
were shot.
The board voted 3-2 on Monday night against buying the stun guns
for $25,000 after several residents expressed opposition to having
them in the schools.
Board members said they would rather the officers call police,
who use Tasers, instead. Superintendent Roy Nichols had wanted the
Tasers so officers would be able to protect themselves and students
in dangerous situations.
Officials had said the Tasers would be mostly used on intruders.
Tasers would have been issued to officers who patrol hallways
during the day and secure campuses at night and on the weekend.

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