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Police use stun gun, arrest student acting bizarrely at prom

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It was a night one Rockhurst High School student will never forget.

Usually prom means pictures of couples decked out in their finest, but for one teenager, it meant a mug shot after police used a stun gun and arrested him at the dance.

Sources say it was a Rockhurst High School senior who caused such a disruption he had a stun gun used on him outside his senior prom.

"We are trying to protect our children and something like that happens and it's not alright to do," said parent Eliana Franco.

Stories of alleged assaults, threats and violent behavior are not the stories parents want to hear or expect to hear after prom.

"The school has high values and it teaches children to respect and excellent behavior," Franco said.

But the behavior by 18-year-old Stuart Morton has been described by sources as bizarre. On Friday, Morton was at his prom at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park, KS, when school administrators chaperoning the event say he appeared in distress. It was so serious that the police were called.

When officers arrived they tried talking to Morton outside in the parking lot, but sources say he started fighting with the officers and threatening to kill them. Eventually police used a stun gun on the teen.

"Our main focus is to keep the students safe and make sure everyone gets home safely," said Overland Park police Officer Gary Mason.

A representative for the school said, "There were 500 people at the event and everyone had a great time. This was just one unfortunate incident."

Beyond that, school officials made it clear they did not want students discussing what happened and went so far as to put security in the middle of the street to stop students from stopping to talk.

The school would not say what if any disciplinary action Morton faces. He's due back in court for the criminal charges against him next month.

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