Student grazed by bullet at school
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A student is recovering at the hospital after he was grazed by a bullet at school.
The incident occurred at Redland Middle School, located on 16001 SW 248 St. in Southwest Miami-Dade, Friday afternoon.
"He just couldn't walk and he was laying down on the floor gushing blood," said sixth grade student Pablo Sanchez.
According to police, a student took a gun to school in a backpack. The gun accidentally discharged and hit a student in the leg.
Sanchez saw his friend get shot in the leg in history class. "He had a gun in his bookbag and he just dropped his bookbag and all you hear is a sudden boom!" he said.
The 13-year-old took off his own shirt and wrapped it around his classmate's leg to render aid.
The school was placed on lockdown for a brief period of time. Students were dismissed 30 minutes later than the normal time the school day ends.
The student struck was airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital. He is in stable condition.
Parents were concerned and worried. "I just flew the moment he texted me," said a parent. "It's not pretty to know that that's happening here."
The students were taken to an elementary school nearby to be released to their parents.
When asked how Sanchez learned how to use his shirt to apply pressure to his classmate's leg injury he said, "Well, I've seen it in a lot of movies, and so I just did that."
Sanchez was very surprised about the incident. "I just can't actually believe he brought a gun to school," said Sanchez.
Police has interviewed the student who took the gun to school.
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