Police: Student arrested for bringing gun to school in Miramar

Teen claimed he brought gun to school for ‘protection,’ authorities say

Miramar High School. (Google Maps)

MIRAMAR, Fla. – A 17-year-old student at Miramar High School was taken into custody Thursday morning after bringing a loaded gun on campus, authorities said.

Miramar police confirmed that the officers detained the teen at the school located at 3601 SW 89th Ave. after he was found with a Glock 26 handgun with one 9mm round in the chamber and a drum style 9mm magazine with 39 rounds in it.

He will face charges of possession of a weapon-firearm on school property and grand theft of a firearm, authorities say.

Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said the student did not make any threats and claimed he brought the gun on campus for “protection.”

Officers determined that the gun was stolen out of Miami-Dade County.

“The defendant did not have a consistent story as to how he obtained the firearm and declined to provide proof of purchase or lawful ownership,” Miramar police said in arrest report.

The teenager was taken to Miramar Police Headquarters and then to the Juvenile Juvenile Assessment Center for processing.

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