A Miami 18-year-old sits in jail on a charge of trespassing on school property with a firearm after being arrested at Miami Jackson Senior High School.
And his mother's got no problem with it.
Zion Horne also faces charges of carrying a concealed firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use. Horne's bond is $106,000, unusually high for someone without a criminal record.
But, according to WPLG-Channel 10, Horne's mother was all for it.
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"If he's carrying a gun, he's obviously into something that is not right," Kenyetta Horne said in court.
The arrest report says Zion Horne admits to being in "The Movement/12th Court" street gang and claimed he was a shooter in the gang. Not only, he said, did he carry the gun on him for two months in his book bag while at Miami Northwestern High, but he fired it seven times in Hadley Park at a member of the gang that claims Northwest 13th Avenue.
Later, after hearing of the gang connections, Kenyatta Horne said to WSVN Channel 7, “I had no clue that he was shooting guns. I had no clue that he was affiliated to the folks that I know is dangerous. He could’ve put me and my child in danger and I didn’t know. Oh, God.”
The arrest report says an anonymous tip told Jackson Assistant Principal John Sterling and Dean of Discpline Henry Menard that former Jackson student Zion Horne was on campus and might have a gun. A Miami-Dade Public Schools school resource officer found Zion Horne in a second-floor bathroom.
A check of Horne's book bag turned up a .40-caliber pistol with a bullet chambered and 14 bullets in the magazine. Seven more bullets were in a pill box, the report read. Other contents of the book bag included a silver grinder with what the officer thought was marijuana residue.
"He needs to be in there and think about what he's done and what he's trying to get into, and the devil is a liar," Kenyatta Horne told NBC6.