Penn State Police User Taser For FIRST Time On Female Student, But Why?

Well, Penn State is in the news for something interesting. Apparently even though Penn State is a pretty big party school, the police in state college have NEVER used a taser on a student……until now. Here’s the story via 

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Police in State College say they’ve used a Taser for the first time.

The stun gun was used to subdue a female Penn State student who was allegedly involved in a disturbance at a McDonald’s restaurant about 2:40 a.m. Saturday.

State College and Penn State police had announced Tuesday that they were equipping their officers with the stun guns.

Online court records indicate the student, 22-year-old Ciarah Bishop, of Philadelphia, remained in jail Monday. The records don’t list a defense attorney.

Police charged her with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and others crime because they say she refused to leave, and punched an officer in the head when police were called to remove about 50 people from the restaurant near the campus.

She faces a preliminary hearing March 4.

According to , this is also what happened:

Ciarah Bishop, 22, of Philadelphia, was subdued with the stun gun after she repeatedly attempted to punch an officer, police said.

The State College and Penn State police departments outfitted officers with the weapons earlier this month.

Police responded to a call at McDonald’s at 2:38 a.m. shortly after about 50 to 75 people were escorted out of the restaurant by security for fighting and being disruptive. Bishop began banging on the locked doors of the restaurant and, despite repeated threats of arrest from officers at the scene, refused to leave without her food, police said.


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