Fla. Keys Principal Shoots Herself Dead At Gun Range

PEMBROKE PARK (CBSMiami) – A Florida Keys charter school principal died—the victim of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

Authorities said Thursday that Adri Anna Stewart, principal at Key West Collegiate Academy, shot herself at a Pembroke Park gun range, reported CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.

Stewart’s death has been ruled a suicide, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The 30-year-old had been the principal since taking over last summer. Key West Collegiate Academy is on Stock Island and managed by Academica.

Previously, she worked at several South Florida schools, including Somerset Academy’s central Miramar campus.

On Wednesday, Stewart went to the Pembroke Gun and Range at 3130 SW 19th St., where she shot herself about 2 p.m. She was taken by paramedics to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where she died.

A viewing is set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Bernardo Garcia Funeral Home, 865 W. 49th St., Hialeah.

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