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ACLU wants Texas to ban Tasers in schools

The American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups want the state of Texas to ban the use of Tasers, stun guns, and pepper spray in schools. The ACLU says in a news release that it has asked the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to end use of so-called “less-than-lethal weapons” in school districts statewide. The request comes in the wake of an incident in which a Bastrop County deputy used such a weapon on a student at Cedar Creek High School. The student was hospitalized in a coma.

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