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Officer hurt, student Tased at high school football game

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UPDATE: Viewer video just in to the News 5 newsroom appears to show the arrest of the of the juvenile tased during a high school football game in Colorado Springs Friday night. The cell phone video shows the suspect fighting with the two officers before one of them deploys the taser. A female voice can be heard screaming as the young man falls to the ground.

(The video has been edited to fit broadcast formatting and obscenities heard in the recording were removed)


A Colorado Springs Police officer had to be taken to the hospital, and a student was Tased after officers say he resisted arrest at a high school football game.

Officers were called to Garry Berry stadium Friday night, where Chatfield was playing Palmer High School Friday night. 

According to CSPD, the student who was Tased had caused a lockdown at Palmer High School earlier in the day, and was asked not to show up to the game that night. Police say when administrators told him to leave, he became "verbally abuse (sic) and belligerent  towards officers and school staff."

Officers said the boy resisted arrest when they tried to remove him from the game, causing an officer to fall on the bleachers and injure his back. The officer was taken to the hospital, and was later released. Police say he's experiencing some pain, but is expected to be okay.

Officers then Tased the student and removed him from the game. Officers said the student was not injured during the arrest.

The student was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, trespassing and resisting arrest.

Police say the incident earlier in the day at Palmer High School is still under investigation. No other details were given about the earlier incident on Friday, and officers did not identify which school the student attends.

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