Student at Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale arrested after loaded gun found on campus

Jamar Ross faces charges of possession of firearm on school grounds, disrupting school function
A student was arrested after a loaded gun was found on Jan. 26, 2025, on the campus of Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale.
Posted at 4:04 PM, Jan 26, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-26 22:20:22-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A student was arrested Friday at a school in Broward County after officers said a loaded gun was found on campus.

Fort Lauderdale police said they were notified by school security at Stranahan High School just before 2 p.m. that a student had a gun.

The school was placed on lockdown while officers responded and began to search the school.


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The student in question, Jamar Ross, 18, was quickly located and a loaded handgun was recovered by officers, Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman Casey Liening said.

Police said no shooting occurred and no injuries were reported.

Ross faces charges of possession of a firearm on school grounds and disrupting a school function.

The lockdown at the school was lifted and dismissal resumed as normal.