Police arrest 19-year-old accused of having gun on Miami-Dade school property

A South Florida man was arrested for bringing a gun onto the grounds of a Miami-Dade high school, authorities said.

PINECREST, Fla. – A South Florida man was arrested for bringing a gun onto the grounds of a Miami-Dade high school, authorities said.

According to police, 19-year-old Ethan Duey was taken into custody on Wednesday for having a gun on the property of Miami Palmetto Senior High School in Pinecrest.

Police said the gun was inside his vehicle, which was on school property.

According to an arrest form, Duey’s girlfriend attends Palmetto Senior High and the two got into an argument inside the school. She told police that Duey threatened to shoot her, the report stated.

Mugshot for 19-year-old Ethan Duey (Miami-Dade County Corrections)

When officers arrived and searched Duey’s car, they found a 9MM handgun with a round in the chamber and a loaded magazine inside the gun, adding that “multiple 9MM bullets were found around the inside of the vehicle, a handgun holster, and multiple magazines were discovered inside the vehicle as well,” per the report.

Duey was arrested and taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

He is facing several charges, including possession of a firearm on school property and aggravated assault with a firearm.

Duey was also taken into custody back on Jan. 18 for having a gun on school grounds, according to an arrest report.

During a court appearance Thursday morning, a judge ordered Duey to stay away from the school. He also cannot possess any firearms, weapons or ammunition as a condition of his pretrial release.

Officials did not say whether was currently or had previously been a student at Palmetto Senior High.


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