Student Tries to Shoot Teacher; Gun Jams

A 14-year-old girl with a history of mental problems tried shooting a teacher in the parking lot of an Opa-locka private school — but the gun jammed, police said Thursday.

The teen, who had been stalking the teacher, then doused the woman’s car with lighter fluid and tried setting it ablaze Wednesday afternoon, according to a police report released Thursday.

Police officers quickly arrested the girl.

She was charged with aggravated stalking with a firearm, violation of a stay-away order, aggravated assault and criminal mischief for the Wednesday afternoon attack.

No one could be reached at the North Dade Academy, 13860 NW 26th Ave.

According to the police report, the girl admitted to throwing the gun onto to the roof of the school; it was later recovered by police.

”The [girl] had been warned on several occasions by several officers to stay away from the academy,” an Opa-locka police report said.


Oddly enough, warning crazy people to stay away from somewhere and letting them run around loose doesn’t work out too well.

3 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Robert D said,

    I just can’t come up with a snappy comment for this. Just lock her away.

  2. 2

    swampie said,

    Yep. For a very long time.

  3. 3

    swampie said,

    There are many children in mainstream education with emotional/mental problems severe enough that they constitute a danger to themselves and others.

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