11-Year-Old Brought Stun Gun Disguised as Smartphone to Hartford School: Police

Hartford Police have confiscated a stun gun that looked like a smartphone after an 11-year-old student brought it to school on Thursday.

Officers were called to McDonough Middle School on Hillside Avenue around 9:25 a.m. after getting a report of a recovered stun gun.

Police said school security learned an 11-year-old child was in possession of a stun gun and recovered it in the child's locker.

According to police, the stun gun was created to look like a smartphone and could only be distinguished by manipulation. Officers conducted a spark test and determined that the stun gun was functional.

An officer met with the child's family and advised them of the violation. Police said the child was immediately suspended and was released to her guardian.

The replica cell phone stun gun was confiscated and tagged as evidence. Police said the stun gun falls within definition of Connecticut General Statute 53-206, which is carrying/possessing a dangerous weapon. The child and her guardian were issued a juvenile summons.

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