Clinton (WTHN) _ A high school teenager is under arrest after allegedly threatening a classmate at the Morgan School in Clinton.
The 14-year old is accused of bringing a make-shift stun gun to the high school. His father says the whole matter is a big misunderstanding.
Clinton Police say the 14-year old turned a disposable camera into a "stun gun-like" weapon that could shock. He allegedly meant to use it on another student. The school resource officer was called in and the teen was arrested.
"A homemade device that he made off of information that he obtained on the Internet, he actually brought it to school and attempted to deploy it on another student in school," Sgt. Jeremiah Dunn, of the Clinton Police Department, said. "He was unsuccessful and no one was injured."
The teen's father, Bret Haughwout, was visibly shaken when he spoke to News Channel 8. Haughwout says the whole matter has been blown way out of proportion.
"In speaking with my son, he has shown me what he did and that was to take a standard disposable camera, open it up take the inside out and demonstrate to people that if you press the button that normally activates the flash, and then touch between those 2-terminals," Haughwout said. "One gets a minor shock equivalent to what a 9-volt battery touched to your tongue would do. Over this he's been arrested on a class D felony?"
In all, the teen has been charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, attempted assault and breach of peace. He's scheduled to be in court in two weeks.