Posted on Mon, Sep. 17, 2007
Student from Weston Tasered at John Kerry forum
BY DIANA MOSKOVITZ
A University of Florida student from Weston was stunned with a Taser and taken to jail on Monday after police say he disrupted an event with U.S. Sen John Kerry and refused to leave.
The incident was caught on video, which has since been distributed on the Internet.
Andrew Meyer, 21, was in the Alachua County Jail Monday night, according to jail records. He faces two charges: resisting an officer with violence and disrupting a school assembly. He’s scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. today.
Within hours of the arrest, articles about it and video of the entire incident were posted on Meyer’s website, www.theandrewmeyer.com.
Meyer attended Cypress Bay High School in Weston, his grandmother said, where he worked at the school newspaper and was a member of the National Honor Society.
He is in his senior year at UF, she said.