Eight students injured in incident with Taser in Ridgewood, Queens

ByKatherine Lavacca via WABC logo
Friday, November 19, 2021
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Eight students were leaning against a fence just outside of a school in Ridgewood when it was hit by a Taser causing them to feel a jolt.

RIDGEWOOD, Queens (WABC) -- Eight students were leaning against a fence at recess when it was hit by a Taser on Thursday afternoon.

The students, four boys and four girls between the ages of 8 and 9, were outside of P.S. 305 and felt a jolt when a Taser hit the fence.

The children were taken to Wyckoff Medical Center to get checked out.

Two older children were seen firing the Taser at the fence, but fled on foot after the incident.

Police said a 15-year-old juvenile was later taken into custody.

"The safety of our students is paramount and school safety immediately responded to an incident during recess," said an official with the education department. "We are assisting the NYPD with an investigation, and out of an abundance of caution the involved young people were transported to a local hospital with no injuries."

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