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NC police accuse woman of using stun gun on child

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GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - Gastonia police as accusing a woman of using a stun gun on an 11-year-old boy and taking a swing at a 17-year-old girl.

The Gaston Gazette reports that police say 39-year-old Toni Nicole Meeks assaulted an 11-year-old boy by jolting him in the neck with a stun gun. A police report says the boy had "visible marks" on his neck where the gun burned him. He was treated at a local hospital.

Police also say Meeks swung her fists at the girl in a separate incident on the same street. The two incidents occurred Thursday.

Meeks is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a child under 12, and with simple assault. She is free on $10,000 bond. It's not known if she has an attorney.

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