Broward County

Student Found With Loaded Gun at Northeast High School in Oakland Park: BSO

The 16-year-old student is facing charges of possession of a firearm by a minor, possession of a firearm on a school campus and disruption of a school function, officials said

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A student was taken into custody after authorities said he brought a loaded gun to Northeast High School in Oakland Park Friday.

Broward Sheriff's Office officials said the incident began when a school resource deputy saw two students jumping a fence at the school to come onto campus around 11:30 a.m.

One of the students was found to have a loaded handgun in his backpack. He was taken into custody and the firearm was secured, officials said.

The 16-year-old student is facing charges of possession of a firearm by a minor, possession of a firearm on a school campus and disruption of a school function, officials said.

The school was placed on a code red lockdown as a result.

No one was injured in the incident but students said they were scared because they had no idea what was going on while the school was in code red for about three hours.

"So we were in class, right, and it was about to start and we just came from lunch. Code red, everyone is freaking out. We go to the corner wondering what the heck is going on," student Angeles Mejia said. "We are hearing from other students that a kid brought a gun to school and we were freaking out after, that’s because we were like 'is the kid walking through the hallways right now?' We didn’t know he was actually detained."

The incident remains under investigation.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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