Broward County

Teen shows up at his former high school with a loaded gun, cops say

Major Byrd, 18, faces charges including two counts of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of carrying a firearm on school property.
Major Byrd, 18, faces charges including two counts of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of carrying a firearm on school property.

A former student at a Pembroke Pines high school was arrested Thursday after police say he showed up on campus with a loaded gun.

Major Byrd, 18, faces charges including two counts of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of carrying a firearm on school property.

According to police, Byrd showed up at Charles W. Flanagan High School, where he used to attend, at about 9 a.m. Thursday.

Campus security spotted Byrd and notified school resource officers that there was a trespasser near the portables, an officer wrote in Byrd's arrest report.

When the officers approached, Byrd tried to walk toward the school's main building, police said.

“Due to a potential threat to the safety of the students, faculty and school, one of the School Resource Officers detained the suspect by grabbing his backpack as he was walking away,” police said in a news release. “Both officers were able to take him into custody.”

Officers handcuffed the teen. They found a Glock 19, 9mm firearm in Byrd’s waistband with a 31-round magazine containing 11 bullets, police said.

According to police, Byrd “was uncooperative and refused to answer any questions.”

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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