SOUTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have arrested a 13-year-old middle school student after a loaded gun was discovered inside his backpack.
Miami-Dade Public Schools officials said another student reported the weapon to administrators at South Miami Middle Community School, located at 6750 S.W. 60th St., Thursday.
As a result, Miami-Dade Schools Police took the boy into custody without incident, and he is now being questioned by investigators.
Parents at the school were disturbed about the alarming discovery.
“Obviously you worry about that nowadays with what you see going on,” a parent said. “Now you find out it’s happening in your school, hoping that that never happens.”
“We just got a voicemail, but the voicemail was not very specific,” another parent added. “It did state that nothing happened, and nothing that was really concerning happened, but there was a weapon found in the possession of a student. [I’m] relieved that the school is open with us and transparent with us, so I appreciate the fact that they kept us informed.”
Authorities have yet to specify where on campus the backpack with the firearm was found.
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