WESTERVILLE, Ohio – A student ran naked into his high school lunch room, screaming and flailing his arms, until a police officer used a Taser twice to subdue him on Monday, police in this Columbus suburb said.
The 18-year-old student, Taylor Killian, had rubbed his body with grapeseed oil to keep from being caught, and got up after the first time he was shocked to continue running toward a group of frightened students huddled in a corner at Westerville North High School, Lt. Jeff Gaylor said.
"That prank went a little farther than he intended, I guess," Gaylor said.
Killian was quiet and cooperative with officers once he got to the police station, and there was no indication of substance abuse or a medical problem, Gaylor said.
Officer Doug Staysniak, who subdued the student, was monitoring the lunch period when Killian, with long hair and a full beard, ran in the room toward students, who screamed and ran away. The officer, normally assigned to a middle school, did not recognize Killian as a student, Gaylor said.
Police said an administrator ordered Killian to stop, but the student made a sexual gesture toward him and kept running.
District spokesman Greg Viebranz said he could not comment because of privacy laws, other than to say Killian will be disciplined.
Killian is charged with inducing panic, public indecency, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
The senior was part of a two-week program for gifted students in summer 2005 at the Ohio Supercomputer Center. Gaylor said school officials said he was a good student.