A security guard discovered a Montclair High School student charging a taser in a school bathroom Tuesday, according to a message principal Jeffrey A. Freeman sent to parents.

The security guard walked into the bathroom and saw the student charging a taser, David Cantor, the district's executive director of communications and community engagement, said Tuesday evening.

"The guard found the student before the taser was charged and confiscated it," Cantor said. "An uncharged taser isn't a danger."

District procedures and the high school's code of conduct were followed, including contacting the Montclair Police Department, Freeman said in the Tuesday afternoon message.

"Students and staff were not in danger, but I thought you should be aware of the incident," Freeman told parents and caregivers.