Student shot outside Miami Norland Senior High in Miami Gardens

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Police in Miami Gardens are investigating a shooting that occurred near a couple schools.

A large law enforcement presence responded to Miami Norland Senior High School and Miami Norland Middle School on Monday afternoon.

Sources within the Miami Gardens Police Department told Local 10 News the situation began as an argument, after which an 18-year-old student walked away and was shot by another person.

The victim fell onto the sidewalk, prompting the massive police response.

Officers could be seen on school property with guns drawn as a precaution as authorities worked to make sure there was no shooter inside the school or on the property.

Worried parents told Local 10 News their children -- students inside the school -- told them the building was placed under a Code Red, also as a precaution.

The student who was shot is listed in stable condition.

Miami-Dade Schools Police is the lead agency investigating the shooting, with Miami Gardens police assisting in a secondary capacity.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools sent a statement to Local 10 News, which read:

“Miami-Dade Schools Police and the Miami Gardens Police Department are actively investigating an incident that occurred hours after school was dismissed. An altercation occurred outside the school. During the altercation, an unknown individual discharged a firearm, striking the victim, a Miami-Dade County Public Schools student. At this time, the victim is in stable condition.”

Officials said no arrests have been made.

About the Author:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.