Crime Scene: June 5, 2013
caines | 6/6/2013, 5:30 a.m.
Jalisica Williams shot in chest while walking in Pompano Beach
A 15-year-old girl was expected to survive after being shot in the chest in Pompano Beach and Broward Sheriffs detectives were talking to two teenage boys about the shooting, late last Monday. The victim was identified as Jalisica Williams by cousin Tessia Johnson, 18, also of Pompano Beach. I heard that she got shot by some boy and she ran all the way down to my aunties house, Johnson said. According to sheriffs spokeswoman Dani Moschella: The victim was walking near 1600 NW 11th Circle with relative Shantoria Williams, 14, and two 15-year-old boys they knew. At 5:49 p.m., one of the boys pulled out a gun and shot Jalisica Williams. The two girls then walked west along Northwest 12th Drive to a relatives home about two blocks away. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue treated the girl at the scene and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue took her to Broward Health Medical Center by helicopter. Her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, officials said. Charges are pending, Moschella said.
Student shot in the leg at Redland Middle School near Miami
A teenage student was shot in the leg at a middle school south of Miami last Friday afternoon, sending the campus into lockdown. Miami-Dade Police said investigators were questioning a classmate who allegedly brought the firearm inside a backpack to Redland Middle School in Homestead. Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokesman John Schuster said he believes the gun was fired accidentally, striking a boy in the leg. The victim, who was not identified, was airlifted to Miami Childrens Hospital where he is reportedly in stable condition. The school was placed on a code red lockdown, with children kept inside until about half an hour after normal dismissal.
Teacher Arrested On 20 Counts Of Sex WithStudent
A teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School has been arrested and faces 20 counts of unlawful sexual activity with minors for a sexual relationship with a student. According to the arrest report, John Farrell, 25, started the consensual relationship with the girl during after-school activities. Police said the two would leave school and go to Farrells home where they would have sex. Police said a controlled phone call between the victim and Farrell ended with the math and statistics teacher acknowledging the ongoing relationship. Farrell also asked the girl not to say anything about the relationship. Farrell is being held on bond which was set at $50,000. Cardinal Gibbons High School confirmed that Farrell has been a teacher there for one year and went through the background screening process required of new teachers. Cardinal Gibbons said in a statement, Mr. Farrell is on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.