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More than 100 students at Cedar Creek High School participated in a planned walk out Friday morning to protest the use of tasers in school.
The strike happened at 10:30 a.m. which was the same time Wednesday a Bastrop County Sheriff's office school resource officer tased a student on campus.
According to reports, Noe de Rivera, 17, fell and hit his head and is now in a coma. School personnel escorted the students outside during the peaceful protest that lasted about 10 minutes.
Students were dressed in white and chanted "Justice for Noe." Several upset parents were also there in support of the students, and told KXAN they want to see tasers removed from school.
"Our officers were speaking to them and a male student approached in an aggressive manner. At that time the other officer is asking him to stand down, back up, quit interfering," spokesperson Sissy Jones explained.
Jones said deputies Randy McMillan and Timothy Stalcup tried to handcuff de Rivera unsuccessfully.
"That's when he resisted completely and was fighting off the officers. Through the altercation, the officer ended up tasing him," she said. He fell to the floor and hit his head and is now in a coma. If and when he recovers, de Rivera could face charges including resisting arrest, assault and interfering with public duties.
"They're completely lying, they're completely lying because they're very worried about this officer being indicted for a criminal charge, which he should be," said attorney Adam Loewy, who is representing the family. Loewy claimed cell phone video tells a different story, but couldn't show it to KVUE.
"Noe was being a good Samaritan, a good citizen, he broke up the fight. Then there was some stoppage to everything, and he was standing there. You see these police officers go up to him and tase him," Loewy said.
The lawyer representing Noe and his family say that's not the case at all. He says Noe was breaking up the fight between two girls and the situation had calmed, and the officer approached Noe and tased him. He says the video evidence supports this claim. Apparently the whole thing was captured via camera phone but the video has not been released yet.