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Dillard High student in custody; accused of showing another student a gun at school
By Shira Moolten, South Florida Sun-Sentinel,
A Dillard High School student is in custody after allegedly showing another student a gun on the last day of school Thursday morning, according to police.
The 17-year-old boy is said to have shown the weapon shortly before 7:15 a.m. at the high school, located on the 2500 block of Northwest 10th Ave., Fort Lauderdale police said in a media release. Officers responded a little after 9 a.m. to search the school, and discovered that the boy had left.
Less than an hour later, officers located him in the 700 block of Northwest 10th Ave., where they took him into custody. He did not have a gun in his possession at the time, and is cooperating with the investigation, said Detective Ali Adamson, a spokesperson for Fort Lauderdale Police,
Detectives are still trying to figure out if the boy did in fact have a gun on the school campus and if criminal charges apply, Adamson said.
Both Dillard High School and Dillard Elementary School were placed on lockdown during the investigation “in the abundance of caution,” the release said. By noon Thursday, school operations had returned to normal.
Thursday is the last day of school for the Broward County School District.