MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Police discovered a gun on campus at a Miami high school Tuesday, prompting a campus-wide lockdown.
According to school board officials, Norland Senior High was on lockdown due to police receiving a tip about a gun on campus, Tuesday.
School Board Police searched the school and located a weapon in a red sedan inside of the student parking lot.
The lockdown was issued just before 11 a.m., and the all clear was given at 11:40 a.m.
“Somebody brung a gun to school, and that’s all I heard,” said student Tavares Rivers. “They need to check out the kids coming to this school because it is very dangerous.”
Some concerned parents took their children out of school not long after the lockdown was lifted.
“Oh, I was kind of terrified about it,” said parent Paula Rolle. “When my son sent over the text saying ‘code red,’ I was just like, out of it. Oh, my God, what’s happening? Somebody got a gun at the school? What’s going on? And I’m just tired of it. This is the second time.”
The gun was not confirmed to be loaded in this incident, and it remains unknown whether the car belonged to a student.
Four students were taken in for questioning and arrested, Tuesday.
“It’s very scary,” said student Genoa Saunders. “Anything can happen.”
Cell phone video was taken at the scene, which appears to show one of the students in question getting into the back of a police cruiser. The teens in trouble were then seen at the juvenile assessment center.
Students at the school said the whole ordeal was upsetting. “It’s very scary because anything can happen,” said student Genoa Saunders.
“It’s scary, very scary because you never know how far the students are going to go,” said concerned grandparent Jackie Williams.
Parent Sunsurray Wyn said the school needs to find a new way to keep the guns away. “They need to find a better solution to keep the guns out of school,” she said.
School officials said they agree with Wyn and have been trying to find a different solution by encouraging students to report anything that may seem suspicious.
According to Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, this strategy lead to the investigation in the first place.
This is the second gun that was found on campus this school year. “This makes the second time. Someone needs to address this, and it needs to stop,” Rolle said.
The teens arrested are facing charges of possession of a firearm by a minor and possession of a weapon on school property.
A loaded gun was also found on campus back in November of 2016. In that case, four people were arrested.
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