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Student Brings AR-15 Rifle and Ammo to Miramar High School

A student at Miramar High School apparently brought an AR-15 machine gun and two fully loaded ammo clips as he drove into school on Monday, cops say.

The student never took the weapon into the school, and it's unclear how officials found out the student had a high-powered rifle in his car.

Police were called to the school, where they arrested the student on a charge of having a weapon or destructive device within 1,000 feet of a school.

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According to a Miramar Police affidavit, at 2 p.m. Monday, the school's principal told police that Anthony Barrow, 19, a student at the school, was in possession of a firearm.

Police arrived at Miramar High, which is located on 3601 SW 89th Ave., where they found Barrow's 1997 Ford Expedition parked in the student parking lot.

There, on the vehicle's floorboard, they discovered the AR-15 rifle along with two fully loaded magazines containing 60 rounds, according to the report.

Barrow was arrested and booked into the Broward Jail.

He stood before Broward Judge John "Jay" Hurley on Tuesday, when the judge set bond at $1,000.

"I'm trying to figure out why a student at Miramar High School would have an AR-15 in the car with 60 rounds," Hurley said during the appearance. "Think about how many students have been killed when people take AR-15s to different schools. This is really just outside of the parameters of acceptable behavior."

Hurley also ordered Barrow not to go on any school grounds unless he's cleared by a separate judge, should the 19-year-old post bond.

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