Simsbury High Student Arrested for Possessing Stun Gun on School Grounds

A Simsbury high school student was arrested on June 13 after bringing a stun gun to school, according to Simsbury police.

Police say they were called to Simsbury High School on May 13 after a student was found in possession of the weapon. That student was identified by police as Oneisha Williams, 19.

Police say the school immediately began disciplinary action when the weapon was discovered and called police to assist.  School personnel told police another student anonymously reported that Williams may have a weapon at school based on an image Williams posted of the stun gun on social media during school hours. School officials found the weapon in Williams’s bag on campus. 

Simsbury police say there is no indication that Williams brought the weapon to school for criminal activity. It is believed she purchased it online for self-defense purposes.

 Simsbury Superintendent of Schools Matt Curtis says no students or staff were at rick at any time.

 Williams was arrested by warrant on June 13 and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. No other charges are expected.

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