Teen arrested after bringing loaded gun to Flanagan High School, police say

Detectives investigate why armed teen showed up at former school

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - Major Byrd had a book bag, but he wasn't at Charles W. Flanagan High School for an education. 

Pembroke Pines Police Department Capt. Al Xiques said the school's security guards recognized the 18-year-old former student. They said he was wearing a hoodie to hide his face and was near the school's portable classrooms. 

The security guards called school resource officers. When they searched him, Xiques said, officers found a handgun with a 31-round magazine containing 11 bullets. It was tucked in his waistband. 

"It's unknown what the suspect's intentions were regarding his presence," Xiques said. 

Byrd was arrested Thursday and faces charges of trespassing, possession of a firearm on school property and two counts of carrying a concealed weapon. Xiques said they were still investigating the incident. 

Another teenager was arrested Wednesday after police said Ke'mard Rashad Jacques, 18, brought a gun to Miami Northwestern Senior High School.

Authorities were asking anyone with information about students armed in school to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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