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Arrest of woman outside middle school caught on camera

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Parent Stewart Marriott captured video of an arrest outside Tarkanian Middle School in Las Vegas on Monday, Aug. 29. (Source: FOX5) Parent Stewart Marriott captured video of an arrest outside Tarkanian Middle School in Las Vegas on Monday, Aug. 29. (Source: FOX5)
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As dozens of parents pulled up to Tarkanian Middle School Monday morning for the first day of classes, some say they saw something that caused them concern: a Clark County School District police officer arresting a mother outside of the school. 

"Her face - from the video it was hard to tell but it's red from the color of the pepper spray, so for me its terrifying," Stewart Marriott said.

Marriott was dropping his daughter off at the school and recorded part of the incident on his phone. 

"It's so inappropriate. It's mind-blowing, it's disturbing. This is somebody's mom getting manhandled right in front of her kids," he said. 

Marriott told FOX5 this isn't the first time he's seen the officer get aggressive, and last year the officer stopped him after making a U-turn outside of the school.

"He was a total jerk, very in my face and in my mirror," he said. 

CCSD police would not go on camera about Monday's arrest, saying it's still an open case, but Lt. Darnell Couthen said the woman was pulled over for a traffic violation and would not cooperate with police. 

Couthen added that in these situations the suspects dictate the amount of force used, and in this case that force was appropriate. Couthen said the officer followed procedure, and there's no investigation into the incident. But some parents who saw the arrest say they still have questions.

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