18-year-old appears in bond court after allegedly bringing loaded gun to school

Major Byrd is former student of Flanagan High School, police say

By Todd Tongen - Anchor/Reporter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Former Flanagan High School student Major Byrd was in court Friday morning, hoping to be able to bail out of jail after Pembroke Pines police said he brought a gun into the school. 

Authorities said the 18-year-old was stopped for trespassing by a school resource officer shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday while school was in session. 

"When the school resource officer searched Byrd's waistband, he retrieved a Glock 19, 9 mm firearm with a 31-round magazine containing 11 bullets. The suspect was uncooperative and refused to answer any questions," an arrest report stated. 

This is the second time a gun was carried into a South Florida school in as many days, according to authorities. 

Ke'mard Jacques, 18, was also arrested this week after police said he brought a loaded gun to Miami Northwestern Senior High School.

According to an arrest report, another student told the assistant principal Wednesday that Jacques had a gun on him. 

"Oh, he goes to school there? He is probably going to get suspended," Judge Mindy Glazer said in court. 

When the student was brought into the office and searched, school administrators said they found a black 9 mm Barretta handgun loaded with 15 rounds and one of them in the chamber. 

Police said the weapon was found inside his backpack. 

Jacques appeared in bond court Thursday, where Glazer reluctantly allowed him to be released from jail.

"You want house arrest?" she said. "That's the best you are going to get. What did you think, bringing a loaded gun to school?"

Byrd's bond was set at $10,000 Friday. He will be in a level 1 GPS monitoring program if he posts bail.

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