Father arrested after 10-year-old brings gun to South Florida school

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Doral, FL - A father has been arrested after his 10-year-old brought a gun to a South Florida elementary school.

Police say the 10-year-old brought the gun to Eugenia B. Thomas K-8 Center in Doral earlier this week.

The student, who had his father's 9 millimeter handgun in his backpack, was also arrested.

No one was injured during the incident.

Miami-Dade Schools Police Department arrested the father, identified as 27-year-old Arce Alan Ashbil, as Ashbil did not have proof of ownership of the gun, and kept the gun in an unlocked backpack.

Ashbil faces a misdemeanor charge under Florida’s safe storage of firearms statute.

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