Police warn against possession of tasers

POSTED: 09/19/16 9:24 AM

St.maarten – The police have taken notice of the increased popularity of tasers among youngsters. In two separate cases students of secondary schools were caught in the possession of a taser. They were taken away and the students were expelled from school. The Juvenile Department was informed about the situation.

“Tasers are electroshock weapons that come in different types, shapes and sizes,” the police note in a press release. “Tasers can be compared to firearms. The use of these weapons can be very dangerous and can cause severe burns and even heart attacks.”

The police warn “the entire community including youngsters that the use and possession of a taser in public places is illegal.”

The police are asking parents “to pay attention to what your children are buying and have around the house. We are better safe than sorry.”

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