Teen tries to hit students, police with truck near middle school, police say

Driver arrested after striking car outside American Senior High School

HIALEAH, Fla. – A 17-year-old boy was arrested Monday morning after he tried to hit students and police officers with a pickup truck near Country Club Middle School in Hialeah, authorities said.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools police said the teen was driving erratically through school zones near Northwest 179th Street and 73rd Avenue, targeting police officers and children who were walking to class.

Police said the teen was doing "donuts" in a field nearby and nearly struck an officer as the officer tried to pull him over.

Police chased the driver south on 67th Avenue, where the teen crashed the red pickup truck he was driving into a parked car outside American Senior High School.

Police said the teen eventually pulled over by a canal near Northwest 171st Street and 59th Avenue.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect does not attend public school in Miami-Dade County, police said.



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