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Police respond to reports of men with rifles in Key Biscayne, find 3 teens

Teens given trespass warnings, not facing any charges

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – Police detained three teenagers Wednesday after responding to a call around 3 p.m. of men with rifles reportedly seen near a Key Biscayne school.

More than a dozen police from multiple municipalities swarmed the MAST Academy on Key Biscayne after witnesses said they spotted three men armed with rifles on school grounds. Officers responded with long guns to a wooded area behind the school.

It was there that they found three juveniles with rifles that were later identified as airsoft guns. Airsoft guns fire plastic pellets.

The three teens could be seen from Sky 10 being led away by police and taken into custody.

The boys were handcuffed as their bags were searched and officers spoke with them in a group. Officers questioned them in front of the school while they remained in handcuffs.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools police told Local 10 News the boys were given a trespass warning and released. They are not facing any charges. Police didn’t say if the boys were students at the school.

Local 10 asked one of the teens getting into a Range Rover why he and the other two would select a high school campus to play with airsoft guns. The teen had no response.

School was not in session because of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and police said there were no students on campus.


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