Apr 28, 2017 12:47 PM

Police: NH high school dean's conduct at strip club leads to arrest, shock with Taser

SALISBURY, Mass. — A Souhegan High School faculty member is facing charges after things got a little out of hand at a strip club.

Around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Salisbury Police responded to Ten's Show Club for a report of an intoxicated person who would not leave the establishment.

Peter Gagnon, the Dean of Students at Souhegan allegedly entered the women's restroom repeatedly and refused to leave after being asked to multiple times. Police approached Gagnon and walked him out of the main part of the club into the lobby, when they asked him his address to give him a ride home.

Gagnon said he did not want a ride home and was going to walk, but the officers said they could not leave him being intoxicated.

According to The Daily News of Newburyport, when officers tried to handcuff him, he resisted and it escalated to the point where it took all three of the officers to subdue him.

Once they got outside, Gagnon refused to enter the cruiser and the officers warned him that if he did not comply, he would be shocked with a Taser.

Gagnon encouraged the officers to use the Taser on him and they did for five seconds in order to get him in the cruiser.

Things got more tense once the Gagnon and the officers got to the police station.

He remained uncooperative and when asked for a phone number, Gagnon replied “1-800-(expletive) you.” Also during his booking photo, he gave the finger said The Daily News of Newburyport.

Gagnon was arraigned Thursday in Newburyport District Court on charges for trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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