Texas boy tasered by officer after breaking up school fight, remains in a coma
November 29, 2013
A high school student suffered a brain injury and remains in a medically-induced coma after a Texas sheriff's deputy tasered him without cause following a skirmish in a school hallway, the boy's mother claims in court.
Maria Acosta has sued Bastrop County, its school district and Randy McMillan, a Bastrop County sheriff's officer and school resource officer, according to Courthouse News. Noe Nino de Rivera, Acosta's son, suffered a "severe brain hemorrhage" when McMillan Tasered him after the boy, known as N.N., had intervened to halt a fight between two females at Cedar Creek High School on Wednesday, November 20, Acosta claims in a federal lawsuit. "I'm called to the school and they say you have to get to the hospital," Acosta told KXAN last week. "(They said) your son is alive. I say, 'what do you mean he's alive?'"