Dorchester Student Arrested For Having Taser, Police Underline S - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Dorchester Student Arrested For Having Taser, Police Underline Stun Guns Are Not Toys

Posted:
 CAMBRIDGE, Md.- A Dorchester county student was arrested Tuesday for having a taser on school property.  It happened at the Dorchester Career and Technology Center.  The student is now charged with possession of a dangerous weapon on school property, possession of a concealed dangerous weapon, and disturbing school activities.  He has been released to his parents.

Cambridge city police say the taser was found, not bought.  But as it turns out buying a taser is not difficult, nor is it expensive.

The sound alone is intimidating.  It still has quite the jolt as well.  Tasers are considered a less than lethal means of self defense.  Cambridge police are underlining, tasers and other stun guns are for self defense, not for fun.

"That's what we need to educate the people on, especially kids.  If they get into the wrong hands, they are not a toy, and they perceive them as a toy or a joke," said Lt. Justin Todd with CPD.

And as you can see from watching one of the thousands of clips on YouTube, it's now become somewhat of a strange pastime to tase yourself and your friends.  But Dr. Steve White says they can be dangerous.

"Some of the stun guns that you touch somebody with and give them a contact shock, depends on where you touch them, but if you're doing something where they can fall and injure themselves or fall onto something, or they get shocked in the wrong anatomic area, you can cause some injury that may have some serious consequences," said Dr. White.

And getting a taser is easier, and cheaper than ever.  A taser made by Vipertek is actually fairly affordable.  On Amazon right now, you can buy one for about 6 bucks, plus 5 dollars in shipping, that's eleven dollars, and you've got a stun gun.

According to Cambridge police, you are allowed to carry a taser, you don't need a special license.  But you do need to be mindful of where you take it.

"A place like a school where you've got lots of people under one roof, if you pull a taser out and someone gets tased, it can cause chaos, panic, and you don't want something like that to happen, especially at a school," said Lt. Todd.


  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Dover Air Force Base to Play Role in Identifying Korean War Remains

    Dover Air Force Base to Play Role in Identifying Korean War Remains

    Aug 16, 2018 7:07 PM -04:002018-08-16 23:07:00 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-08-16 23:07:58 GMT
    DOVER, Del. --- A DNA identification laboratory at Dover Air Force Base will be playing a critical role in identifying the presumed remains of U.S. servicemen returned by North Korea only a couple weeks ago. The United States was given 55 containers of reMore
    DOVER, Del. --- A DNA identification laboratory at Dover Air Force Base will be playing a critical role in identifying the presumed remains of U.S. servicemen returned by North Korea only a couple weeks ago. The United States was given 55 containers of reMore
  • Reaction from Governor Hogan about debris

    Reaction from Governor Hogan about debris

    Aug 16, 2018 5:45 PM -04:002018-08-16 21:45:00 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-08-16 21:47:06 GMT
    Conowingo Dam (Photo WBOC)Conowingo Dam (Photo WBOC)
    Conowingo Dam (Photo WBOC)Conowingo Dam (Photo WBOC)
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - The Governor attended a conference in Ocean City today. WBOC asked him about the latest threat for pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and what the state is doing to stop it. Hogan said they are watching the dam very closely. They are also uMore
    The Governor discussed the state's efforts to help clean up the debris flowing into the Chesapeake Bay. More
  • Fourth Rising Tide Event of 2018 Comes to a Close

    Fourth Rising Tide Event of 2018 Comes to a Close

    Aug 16, 2018 4:58 PM -04:002018-08-16 20:58:00 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:58:45 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md.- On Wednesday, WBOC and Safford teamed up to host our 4th Rising Tide event of the year. This time, it was all about the kids. WBOC asked for school supplies, and once again, you delivered. People came out between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. WednesdaMore
    SALISBURY, Md.- On Wednesday, WBOC and Safford teamed up to host our 4th Rising Tide event of the year. This time, it was all about the kids. WBOC asked for school supplies, and once again, you delivered. People came out between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. WednesdaMore
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Second Wave of Debris, Pollution Enter Bay After Conowingo Dam Opens Gates

    Second Wave of Debris, Pollution Enter Bay After Conowingo Dam Opens Gates

    Rain and flooding decimated neighborhoods and towns in Northern Pennsylvania earlier this week. Now, all that water flowing down the Susquehanna River has reached the Conowingo Dam, rising fast and forcing engineers to open up six dam gates on Wednesday. Exelon, the dam's owner, expects to open more gates as water levels peak on Thursday.

    More

    Rain and flooding decimated neighborhoods and towns in Northern Pennsylvania earlier this week. Now, all that water flowing down the Susquehanna River has reached the Conowingo Dam, rising fast and forcing engineers to open up six dam gates on Wednesday. Exelon, the dam's owner, expects to open more gates as water levels peak on Thursday.

    More
  • Selbyville House Condemned by Delaware Department of Justice

    Selbyville House Condemned by Delaware Department of Justice

    A home near Selbyville has been condemned due to persistent criminal activity.

    This week the DOJ announced the home, located at 37920 Washington Ave., was officially declared a "criminal nuisance property" by a Superior Court judge. The DOJ said after three tenants were evicted in June, the property was given its final notice and boarded up on July 31. 

    More

    A home near Selbyville has been condemned due to persistent criminal activity.

    This week the DOJ announced the home, located at 37920 Washington Ave., was officially declared a "criminal nuisance property" by a Superior Court judge. The DOJ said after three tenants were evicted in June, the property was given its final notice and boarded up on July 31. 

    More
  • Unexpected Discovery Made in Ocean City Median Project

    Unexpected Discovery Made in Ocean City Median Project

    Cones and construction are scattered along Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Initially postponed, the median project will put a divider up in the middle of the two lanes of traffic from 44th to 62nd St.

    State Highway Administration confirms the median project is on schedule and is expected to be completed by Memorial Day, but some folks in town have their doubts about that completion time.

    More

    Cones and construction are scattered along Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Initially postponed, the median project will put a divider up in the middle of the two lanes of traffic from 44th to 62nd St.

    State Highway Administration confirms the median project is on schedule and is expected to be completed by Memorial Day, but some folks in town have their doubts about that completion time.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices