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Michael Jackson's children never in any danger from stun gun, attorney says

March 3, 2010 |  6:52 am

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a4e6195e970b-800wiA stun gun found at the Jackson family compound in Encino drew the attention of county child welfare officials.

Officials from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services visited the home Tuesday -- reportedly to check on a report of a stun gun possessed by a child. But Katherine Jackson's attorney, Adam Streisand,  released a statement saying there was no danger posed to anyone, including Michael Jackson's three children, who live with their grandmother.

"Two weeks ago, Jermaine Jackson's 13-year old son, Jaafar, who lives with his mother Alejandra at the home of Mrs. Katherine Jackson, received a package with a stun gun he ordered online,'' the statement said. "Jaafar opened the package alone in his bathroom and tested it on a piece of paper."

According to the statement, Katherine Jackson and a security official heard the sound, went into the bathroom and confiscated the gun. Streisand said none of Michael Jackson's children were ever in any danger from the weapon.

 "All of the kids are happy, healthy and wonderful and that is Mrs. Jackson's only objective and concern,'' Streisand said.

It's unclear what day the stun gun was discovered. County officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Jackson's children at the pop star's memorial. Credit: Los Angeles Times