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The Smithfield, Ohio, police department has placed a school resource officer on unpaid leave for using a Taser to wake a high school student sleeping in class. Maryssa Boskoski arced the Taser a few feet from the student. Police Chief Howard Funk says the Taser did not make contact with the student, but it was still a violation of the department's Taser policy.