Man tased at Charlotte High graduation after causing disturbance

Writer: Carolina Guzman
Published: Updated:
Ha’akim Amir Johnson Credit: The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office

A man was stunned with a Taser and arrested after allegedly disrupting a graduation for Charlotte High School.

The graduation ceremony was held at the Charlotte County Sports Park in Port Charlotte.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, at around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, officers heard a loud disturbance in the upper seats of the stadium.

Officers said two men were screaming in one another’s faces, the primary aggressor allegedly being 36-year-old Ha’akim Amir Johnson.

They escorted Johnson to the main gate because he told officers a family member was bringing his teenage daughter out to him.

Johnson then agreed to walk to his car and wait for his daughter.

After a short time, another man exited the main gate, and he and Johnson began to yell at each other and threaten to fight.

Johnson ran toward the man while taking off his shirt and took a fighting stance with closed fists. Officers used a Taser to subdue him before arresting after he refused to listen to officers’ verbal commands.

Johnson is being charged with conspiring to interfere with an educational process and resisting an officer without violence.

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