SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A deputy on Maryland’s Eastern Shore used a Taser on a high school student fleeing the campus during a drug investigation.

The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office said the officer used the stun gun Friday because the student resisted arrest and because of concerns he might be armed.

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Police say the 15-year-old Parkside High School student drew suspicion because he smelled like marijuana.

News outlets report the student ran from the building during a struggle with a deputy and was chased down in a parking lot.

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Police say a bag of marijuana was found on the student. He is being charged with drug possession and resisting arrest and was released to his parents after a medical evaluation.

On Tuesday a teacher at Parkside was charged with selling drugs on school grounds.

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