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Student tased during brawl outside Southport High School homecoming dance

At the end of the Southport High School homecoming dance, there was a fight in the parking lot. In the aftermath, a student was tased, the district said.

SOUTHPORT, Ind. — A police officer tased a student after a fight broke out at the end of a Marion County high school homecoming dance Saturday night. 

At the end of the Southport High School homecoming dance, there was a fight between four students in the parking lot that officials with Perry Township Schools said was started by a student not enrolled in the school district.

In the aftermath, a Perry Township police officer tased a student, a spokesperson for the school district told 13News on Monday. 

"Although I cannot give specific details about this particular incident, I can tell you that officers are trained to use their tasers in situations where threatening behavior is not stopped after being given commands," the spokesperson said in a statement Monday.  

According to the district, the student being tased led to rumors of a shot being fired. The district cleared up those rumors and said no shots were fired during the fight. 

The three Perry Township students involved in the fight are facing "appropriate disciplinary action" as outlined in the school's Student Success Handbook, the spokesperson said. 

For the one student who isn't enrolled in Perry Township Schools, "We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating, at Perry Township Schools, safety is our top priority. Violence will not be tolerated," the spokesperson said. 

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