Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

District Agrees to Assume Full Liability for Donated Tasers County Has Offered 18 Stun Guns

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

District Agrees to Assume Full Liability for Donated Tasers County Has Offered 18 Stun Guns

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In order to receive a donation of 18 Tasers from the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office, the Gateway school board has agreed to assume full liability for the donated weapons. The Tasers would be used by the school district's police force.

At their Nov. 21 meeting, school directors approved a resolution stating that the district would provide the county with hold harmless provisions in order to receive the Tasers.

The school board in October voted to accept the donated Tasers, but Allegheny County Council has yet to approve the donation.

"Apparently [Allegheny County's] attorney has had some second thoughts because of a lawsuit that was filed against the Taser manufacturer, and they're concerned about liability if something may happen while they are in our use that we would come back and sue them if there was a problem with the Tasers," school board member Mary Beth Cirucci said. …

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