Student Arrested While Senator John Kerry Speaks

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The University of Florida student who was Tasered during a question-and-answer session with Senator John Kerry is getting out of jail today.

Andrew Meyer was ordered this morning to be released on his own recognizance.

The episode began during a campus forum as the 21-year-old tried repeatedly and angrily to ask Kerry about the 2004 election, and whether he and President Bush were both members of the Skull and Bones society at Yale.

As two officers grabbed his arms to pull him away from the microphone, Kerry is heard saying, "that's all right, let me answer his question." Audience members applaud and Meyer struggles to escape as officers try to remove him from the room.

After trying to break away, Meyer is forced to the ground and cries out, "Don't Tase me, bro," just before he is Tasered.

Police are recommending a felony charge. Prosecutors will make the call.


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