Tuesday, January 30, 2007

These kids today

If you see a story with the headline, "Cops Taser Student Running Naked Through High School Cafeteria", you're going to read it, even though you know you probably shouldn't. Let's face it, though. Some news stories just raise more questions than they answer. Take this one for example. Here's an exerpt.

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — A student ran naked into his high school lunch room, screaming and flailing his arms, until a police officer used a Taser twice to subdue him on Monday, police in this Columbus suburb said.

The 18-year-old student, Taylor Killian, had rubbed his body with grapeseed oil to keep from being caught, and got up after the first time he was shocked to continue running toward a group of frightened students huddled in a corner at Westerville North High School, Lt. Jeff Gaylor said. "That prank went a little farther than he intended, I guess," Gaylor said.

Killian was quiet and cooperative with officers once he got to the police station, and there was no indication of substance abuse or a medical problem, Gaylor said. Officer Doug Staysniak, who subdued the student, was monitoring the lunch period when Killian, with long hair and a full beard, ran in the room toward students, who screamed and ran away. The officer, normally assigned to a middle school, did not recognize Killian as a student, Gaylor said.
After reading a story like this, one can't help but ask, "What is grapeseed oil?"

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  1. Maygan Says:

    How funny, that's what I kept thinking about. What IS grapeseed oil?

  2. degreez Says:


    I just hope it wasn't this one. Eww!


  3. Anonymous Says:

    that "group of frightened students" were my friends and I. Were we frightened? Not quite. Huddled in a corner? No way.