Reporter maps guns found in Miami-Dade schools

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A boom interrupted history class and sent sixth-graders screaming and scrambling for the door. D’Angelo Marte tried to run, too, but his left leg wouldn’t budge, rendered useless by a .380-caliber bullet that tore through his knee while he sat at his desk.

As he limped to the front of the classroom, police say an 11-year-old student fled with a loaded gun and water bottle filled with alcohol in his book bag. Another removed his blue Redland Middle School uniform shirt, which a third classmate applied to the wound to stop blood from pooling onto D’Angelo’s Nike Air Force sneakers.

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