Police have arrested a student at Miramar High School for carrying a loaded gun at the school Friday.
The 11th grade student was detained and searched due to his demeanor and for having a small bag with him which was not allowed due to testing, according to a Miramar police department release.
A loaded firearm was found inside the bag.
The 16-year-old was arrested and has been charged with possession of a firearm on school grounds, the release said.
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It is unknown why the student had the firearm and whether he posted any threats online prior to his arrest.
Police said he has been uncooperative.
South Florida schools are seeing increased law enforcement presence across both Broward and Miami-Dade counties Friday in light of the rise of social media threats.
The announcement from the Broward district referred to a widely circulated TikTok video that threatened violence in schools on Friday, Dec. 17.
"While this threat did not originate locally and is not believed to be credible, there will be increased law enforcement presence across our schools," the statement from Broward County Public Schools read.
A number of students in South Florida have been arrested in recent weeks for allegedly making threats to public schools in the area.
In October, a student threatened violence against Miramar High School in a group chat and in August another student was arrested for bringing a gun to the same school.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates