South Florida students honored for doing the right thing

MIAMI – Ten-year-old Alonso Mercedes was on campus when he discovered a gun, hid in a pouch on the bodily schooling discipline.

He instantly turned it over to a trainer.

“I was scared,” mentioned Alonso.

And in the wake of the tragic college capturing in Texas, it is extra necessary now than ever to talk up.

Just like 4th grader Derek Rojas did after he overheard a gaggle of 4th graders plotting to set their college on hearth final month.

“I heard plan a plan b type of things. If the first plan didn’t work they had a better plan,” mentioned Rojas.

He mentioned the students even had matches with them for the alleged plan.

His mom may be very proud. He advised a trainer.

“I told him why did you do that if you were scared and he said because I wanted to save my brother’s life,” mentioned Ia Carrasco, Derek’s mom.

Fourth-grader Randy Clark was additionally honored. He reported a pupil who introduced a bb-gun to highschool after which provided him a vape pen.

“They showed me a bb-gun and I told the teacher about that too,” mentioned Randy.

“I thought he was going to shoot me with it, to be honest. So, I told the teacher,” he added.

Any threats or pranks towards a public college in Miami-Dade County is taken severely and the district has the “it’s no joke” app out there by way of their fortify-fl portal,
which permits students to report a menace straight to highschool directors.

“We have had numerous kids that have come forward with information about schoolmates, who are planning to do harm to other children. So, it is an incredible example that the kids in our community at absolutely standing up for one another, keeping our community safe and they’re not afraid to say when they see danger ahead,” mentioned Manny Morales, City of Miami Police Chief.  

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