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Staffers at two Brooklyn high schools recovered a pair of Tasers disguised as lipstick and a knife fashioned as a comb Tuesday.
The shiny metallic Tasers — encrusted with faux diamonds — were found by metal detectors and taken from two female students at Thomas Jefferson High School in East New York.
School safety agents also recovered three blades at nearby Franklin Lane High School — including a knife disguised as a colorful comb.
All three of those weapons were detected through scanners.
Several of the students — including two females — said they carried the items to protect themselves through the course of their day.
Another student said she was given her knife by her former place of employment.
Tuesday’s discoveries come days after a teacher found a machete outside PS 389 in East New York last week.
Only a fraction of city high school students are currently attending class in their buildings since they reopened last month.
But weapons recoveries have spiked in recent weeks as in-person learning picks up.
NYPD Deputy Chief Olufunmilola Obe warned of a hike in weapons recoveries in a memo to school safety agents last month.
“The undersigned has observed an increase in the amount of weapons and dangerous instruments recovered on school grounds,” she wrote.
The longstanding debate over the presence of metal detectors in city schools — and the role of school safety agents — has intensified over the past year.
Opponents of scanners argue that they create a hostile and criminalized atmosphere for city kids and detract from an educational atmosphere.
Backers assert that they are a necessary measure given the frequency of weapons possession in city schools.
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