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UPDATE: Dubuque student uses stun gun on another student in fight

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UPDATE:

According to our coverage partners at the TH Media, the student who allegedly used the stun gun is now facing juvenile charges of assault with a weapon and carrying weapons.  The other student is charged with disorderly conduct.

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School officials say a Washington Middle School student used a handheld stun gun on another student during a fight at a nearby bus stop.

While investigating, school officials found a second stun gun in the student's possession.  That student is not in school, pending further investigation, according to an email sent out to school parents Wednesday.

The school says possession of a stun gun is a violation of school policy, and Principal Mark Burns said they're taking this very seriously.

That policy reads:

"Possession of a dangerous object, weapon, or ammunition is prohibited. A weapon shall be defined as any object designed or used to cause harm (e.g.: firearms, hunting rifles, knives, chains, clubs, numchucks, stars, bombs, grenades, mines, stun guns, brass knuckles). A firearm is any weapon that is designed to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive, the frame or receiver of any such weapon, a muffler or silencer for any such weapon, or any explosive, incendiary, or poison gas. In consultation with the Superintendent, the Principal shall have the authority to determine the extent and nature of the disciplinary action based upon the student’s age, the actions of the student in possessing and using the weapon (with the exception of firearms), and the student’s intent. Federal law requires that a student in possession of a firearm shall be expelled for not less than twelve months."

School officials say the investigation is on-going with both district and school resource officer involvement.

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