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Teens charged with carjacking teacher outside school

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 13:24:00-04

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say they've arrested two 13-year-old boys who tried to carjack a teacher outside a Florida school but crashed just moments after the theft.

News outlets report that Miami-Dade police arrested the boys Monday and charged them with armed carjacking.

Police say one of the boys brandished a handgun at the 59-year-old teacher as she was about to get in her car one afternoon last week outside Biscayne Gardens Elementary School. A surveillance video shows the woman run off as both boys hop in the car and attempt to drive away.

The video shows the boys have trouble backing out, as if the parking brake was still engaged. While leaving the parking lot, police say the car crashed into a curb, prompting the boys to flee on foot.

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