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Security pepper sprays students

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. A security guard used pepper spray on a high school student who was rushing the field after a game ...
    Justified or Overkill?

    http://www.wvmetronews.com/index.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=33316


     
  2. JR

    JR Active Member

    They should lay assault charges against the idiot rent-a-cop.
     
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    There is a reason this guy is a security guard and not a real cop.
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    Room temperature IQ?
     
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I was going to say "dumber than a bag of hammers" but that works too.
     
  6. bwright

    bwright Member

    The fan(s) who ran at a rent-a-cop who was waving a can of pepper spray isn't exactly MENSA material, either.
     
  7. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I kind of think that, as a general rule, many high school students should be randomly shot with pepper spray.

    Then I read this part of the story:

    My god! Impacted? I didn't realize that stuff might do that. It should probably be banned.
     
  8. JR

    JR Active Member

    Sorry, but where in that article does it say fans ran AT the cop?
     
  9. Colin Dunlap

    Colin Dunlap Member

    From the Nov. 2003 Post-Gazette:

    But that was nothing compared with what happened Oct. 22, when the team upset No. 3 Virginia Tech, 28-7, in what some call the greatest win in West Virginia history.

    Students poured onto the turf at Mountaineer Field and tried to rip down the goal posts. After a 40-minute battle, police using liberal amounts of pepper spray and brute force managed to clear the field.
     
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