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Deputies take down student in knife incident


Last updated 3/15/2007 at Noon

Deputies from the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation used a bean bag gun to subdue a 15-year-old special education student when he refused to hand over a knife to deputies at Fallbrook High School on Thursday, March 8. The student had produced the knife in an interaction with his teacher.

“The student was visibly upset and yelling loudly,” said Sheriff’s Sgt. Rich Hendrickson. “He was given several verbal commands to get on the ground and he refused to comply. The deputies fired one round from a bean bag gun to gain compliance.” After the bean bag struck him in the torso, the stude...

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