FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Police at Miramar High School spent hours questioning a 17-year-old student on Thursday. That teen was arrested after he was accused of bringing a stolen gun to school.
Investigators say they found it in a book bag after getting a tip.READ MORE: ‘Treating Those Immigrants Like Dogs’: North Miami Mayor Sickened By Images Of Border Patrol Agents Using Whips To Corral Haitian Immigrants
According to the police report, it was a loaded Glock 26 handgun, with one 9 millimeter round in the chamber and a magazine with 39 rounds in it.
Police said no threats were made, but that the teen boy said he had the gun for protection.
“This is the second week and already a report of a gun?” Jenie Semors said. Her grandson is a freshman. She can’t believe after just 7 days into the new school year this is happening.
“It’s awful! I didn’t know that, you can’t even send your kids to school today, a gun, really?”
Students tell us they spent much of the day on alert. “We was on code yellow all day,” said student Daryl Baxter. “It’s like basically, you can’t really go nowhere, like limited movement, basically,” he said.READ MORE: ‘Such A Demonic Spirit’: 70-Year-Old Man Stabbed In Random Attack At Miramar Plaza
Not far away, at Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines two students were arrested Wednesday. In that case, they’re accused of making an “…online post about a potential school shooting…” According to Pines PD, that threat was “….made on Instagram with a text threatening to “terrorize” Flanagan High School.”
In court, both boys are facing serious charges.
They’ll be held for 3 weeks in juvenile lockup — and once they’re out — prosecutors made it clear there are strict rules.
“The state is asking 21 days secure detention, no return, no access to the internet except for school with supervision, no social media access, no weapons, no co-defendant contact, and a psych evaluation,” said the prosecutor.
At the end of the hearing, the parents of one child made a plea to the court.
“I love my son and he’s making really bad decisions and I think me and his mom need some help getting him on the right path,” the father of one of the boys said. “Please, help him, please,” cried one of the mothers.MORE NEWS: Florida Cabinet Approves 13-Mile Extension Of Dolphin Expressway
Both boys will be back in court next Wednesday.