Student charged with bringing stun gun to school

Published: Monday, April 14, 2014 at 04:04 PM.

A Havelock High School student was arrested last week for bringing an electronic stun gun to class.

Tureena Tigris Pierre Louis, 17, of Havelock, was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds on April 7.

Havelock Police Chief G. Wayne Cyrus said a student told a school administrator that Louis had a stun gun with her. He said the administrator notified the the school resource officer who contacted Louis and found the stun gun in her book bag.

Cyrus said that the stun gun had not been used on any students and that Louis had not threatened to use it.

Cyrus said stun guns are commonly used as non-lethal weapons by law enforcement, but some models are also available for purchase by the public for between $35 and several hundred dollars.

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