Man causes disturbance at Coral Gables school, police say

Alexander Carret accused of trying to break window at school before classes began


CORAL GABLES, Fla. – A man is in custody after causing a disturbance at a Coral Gables school, police said.

The incident was reported Wednesday morning at Henry S. West Laboratory School.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego said Alexander Carret, 27, entered the school before classes began and tried to break a window in the media center.

Students said they saw the man carrying what looked like a bullwhip and a horseshoe.

Local 10 News crime specialist John Turchin was told that Carret was chased by school officials and jumped a fence, entering the University of Miami campus, where he was apprehended by two UM police officers.

"They can get on campus so easy. There is no security," parent Clara Arrieta said. "It's a concern for all parents to leave their kids in the morning. Sometimes I drop off my son in the morning at 7:30 and there is no one (here)."

The school was briefly placed under lock down during the incident.

Police said Carret gave an explanation for his actions while he was being booked into jail.

"I felt like breaking the window because I hate rich people," Carret told police.

No injuries were reported.

Carret was arrested on charges of occupied burglary, criminal mischief and resisting an officer without violence.

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