School officials were alerted after the student posted an image of the Taser on social media, police said.
There were no threats made in connection to the Taser.
The student is charged with one count of having a prohibited weapon on school grounds.
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Police Chief Raymond Hayducka credited those who came forward to report the social media post.
“These young people made a difference today by alerting officials when they saw a problem,” Hayducka said. “I want to thank them for their courage in speaking up. There is no place in our schools for any type of weapon, including Tasers.”
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