Florida girl, 12, brings five stun guns to school to sell to her classmates after buying them online, arrested
When investigators arrived, two black Vipertek stun-guns were in her possession and she admitted to selling three stun guns the day before she was caught
TAMPA, FLORIDA: A 12-year-old middle school student was arrested on Friday, February 26, for selling stun guns to her classmates. The police department has stated that a staff member at Coleman Middle School alerted the administration that students were reporting that Reese Cash had a stun-gun on campus.
When investigators arrived, two black Vipertek stun-guns were in her possession. Cash agreed that she brought five electric stun guns online and took them to school to sell to other students, according to a statement from Tampa Bay police. Authorities say she also admitted to selling three stun-guns the day before she was caught. The cost of the Vipertek models owned by the student start from $9.99 on Amazon. Police said no one had been threatened at the school and the resource officer is now contacting students who were sold the guns to retrieve them.
The girl is expected to be released pending investigation due to the non-violent nature of the offense, a Daily Mail report suggests. According to a report by Fox 13, the police said the three stun guns the girl sold have still not been located, but the school resource officer is in contact with parents, asking them to search for it. Any stun guns should be turned into the Tampa Police Department as evidence.
She was then taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center and has been charged with possession of a weapon on school property. Possessing or discharging weapons or firearms at a school-sponsored event or on school property is prohibited in Florida, according to the state's statutes. The Hillsborough County Public Schools Board prohibits visitors from possessing, storing, making or using a weapon, including a concealed firearm, in a school safety zone and in any setting that is under the control and supervision of the district.
According to criminaldefencelawyer.com, "Stun guns administer an electric shock on direct contact. When a stun gun is activated (usually by pulling a trigger), electricity passes between two metal prongs at the end of the weapon. A painful shock is delivered when these electrified prongs touch the target. The shock can stun and perhaps even incapacitate the target briefly."