Miami-Dade Schools Police

Miami Jackson Student Arrested for Bringing Gun to School: Police

A student at Miami Jackson Senior High School was arrested for allegedly bringing a gun to school.

Miami-Dade Schools Police said, while assisting Miami Police with a case, they found a 17-year-old student in possession of a firearm Wednesday.

Miami Police impounded the firearm and arrested the student.

According to the police report, the arrest stemmed from an incident several days earlier. The report says the teen was riding in a car when the driver hit a bicyclist, knocking him to the ground.

Police said the teen got out of the car, pointed a gun at the bicyclist and said "don't move."

The victim managed to run away and called police. Police said he was able to positively identify the suspect, since they were acquaintances.

The teen was later taken into custody at Miami Jackson for being in possession of a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm firearm.

Police said he admitted to purchasing the firearm in the street. He faces charges of assault with a firearm, use of a firearm while committing a felony and possession of a firearm on school grounds.

Miami-Dade Schools released a statement saying in part:

"We continue to maintain a strict policy regarding weapons on campus. Our schools continue to be the safest place for our students to learn and become productive members of society."

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