Police issue warning to parents about gun-shaped phone case
A California Sheriff's Department is warning parents against buying their children a phone case that resembles a gun.
Aaron P Sheehan, who identified himself as a police officer, posted a warning to Facebook Sept. 24. He said, "As a police officer, please, please do not buy this or allow your children to have this new phone case. Tell everyone you know, not just your kids."
The San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff's Association issued the warning on Oct. 1.
The post has been shared more than 185,000 times, with thousands of comments from people raising concerns about the potential risks of children carrying these phone cases.
In February, a Florida high school was placed on lock-down after a student reported seeing a classmate with a gun in his pocket. When police responded, they discovered the reported gun was actually a phone case fashioned to look like a gun.