Gun Brought to Miami School Goes Off

Loaded gun discharges in latest incident at local school

By Brian Hamacher
|  Friday, Sep 18, 2009  |  Updated 12:45 PM EDT
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Gun Brought to Miami School Goes Off

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A gun was accidentially discharged at a Southwest Miami-Dade high school this morning, the latest incident involving a weapon at a South Florida school in a week filled with them.

A gun brought to a Southwest Miami-Dade high school was accidentially discharged this morning, the latest incident involving a weapon at a South Florida school in a week filled with them.

Today's incident happened at Robert Morgan Senior High on SW 122 Ave., when a teacher found a loaded gun in a backpack in one of the school's bathrooms, police said.

Sources said the gun went off when a teacher picked it up, but thankfully no one was injured.

The school was placed on lockdown, with students unable to leave while police investigated the incident.

Yesterday, Miami-Dade police arrested seven students for bringing guns and knives to middle school and high school campuses. One student even brought a Taser.

Students were arrested at Palm Springs Middle, Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior, Michael M. Krop Senior, Miami Coral Park Senior, Lake Stevens Middle and Miami Springs Senior High.

The discoveries come just two days after 17-year-old Juan Carlos Rivera was stabbed to death at Coral Gables Senior High. Classmate Andy Rodriguez, also 17, has been charged with murder in the incident.

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