Frightened students at Miami Carol City High School returned to class Thursday, a day after three teens were shot outside the school.
The shooting happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. outside the Victory gas station across from the school at 183rd Street and Northwest 32nd Avenue, Miami Gardens police said.
The three wounded young people were innocent bystanders struck when someone pulled out a gun and started shooting during a fight, said John Schuster, a school board spokesman.
The alleged gunman, 16-year-old Tyrae Lane, was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, discharging a firearm in public and trespassing. Police say he confessed to the shooting.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office said Thursday that Lane would be charged as an adult.
Schuster said said two of the victims, a boy and a girl, were students at the high school. The gender of the third victim is not yet known. All three are expected to survive.
The shooting had students rattled as they showed up to class early Thursday.
"I was scared about the fact yesterday, I didn't want to sit at the bus stop," said ninth grader Sheltravia Poitier. "I was in the school house and someone said somebody got shot so the security guard told us to go back in the school."
"It's crazy," said 12th grader Paul Green. "I kind of don't feel safe."