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Review finds stungun use on girl justified

The use of a stungun on a 14-year-old girl at Carson Middle school on Oct. 23 was a justified use of force, albeit a very unpleasant one, according to an internal use-of-force review, Sheriff Ken Furlong said.

"I don't like tasing children," he said.

The Taser did not injure the girl and further injuries to her were avoided. The use of force came about when the girl resisted being taken into custody in an office.

"It was quite apparent the juvenile was resisting with violence and hands-on attempts to control her" would have led to more injuries, he said.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Nov 6, 2012 03:24AM Published Nov 6, 2012 03:23AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.