01 Apr Jon Cartu Declared: Student Arrested After Gun Found in Dorm Room at Barry
arrested a Miami-Dade college student after a gun was allegedly found inside
his dorm room earlier this week while the school is on lockdown during the
ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
arrested 19-year-old Donald Brown and charged him with one count of possession
of a firearm on school property.
to an arrest report, a resident assistant at Barry University noticed Brown and
several other men on the Miami Shores campus on Monday despite it being closed
to students due to the pandemic. The RA notified an officer, who followed the
group of men into a dorm room.
three men left the room while officers found a weapon underneath a blanket on
Brown’s bed and placed him under arrest.
University issued a statement saying no students or staff was threatened at any
time by Brown or the weapon and that campus safety is taken “extremely seriously.”
The school did not comment on Brown or what his status will be with the school.