This is from a webpage:

Salfia has a closer connection to gun threats than most. Her mother, also a West Virginia teacher, had a student pull out a gun in her classroom seven years ago. After talking to the student for two hours, she helped bring the incident to a peaceful end.

Does 'had' in bold mean 'to cause or command to do something'?

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Related to the causative sense, but not quite the same.

The idiom is "Have (something happen) (to her)" and it means "be affected by something happening" - sense 19 of Wiktionary.


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