MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - A student at Miramar High School won’t be returning to campus after, police said, he brought a loaded gun with him to class.

Seventeen-year-old Richaun McKnight faces several felonies. He will be held in secured detention for three weeks.

Police said the teen brought a loaded firearm to campus on Thursday, and he claimed it was for protection.

McKnight has been suspended for 10 days and has been ordered by a judge not to return to the school.

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