Associated Press Release
Miami, FL (AP) -- A South Florida teen has been charged with fatally shooting a girl in front of her sister and several other students while riding the bus to school.
Miami-Dade police say the 15-year-old was taken into custody at the scene in Homestead on Tuesday morning and later charged with manslaughter and carrying a concealed firearm. The Associated Press does not identify juvenile offenders.
An arrest report says the minor took a gun from his backpack and began displaying it on the bus. He then fired it once, hitting 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman. She was airlifted to a Miami hospital, where she died.
Eight other children, including Guzman's 7-year-old sister, were on the bus but were not harmed. Authorities took the children and the bus driver to a police station to be interviewed.
MIAMI (AP) -- Miami-Dade police say girl, 13, has died after being shot by another student on school bus.
MIAMI (AP) -- A teenager has been airlifted to the hospital after being shot on a school bus.
Miami-Dade Police are investigating Tuesday's shooting on a Somerset Academy Silver Palms school bus.
Police Det. Alvaro Zabaleta says a 13-year old girl was shot and investigators are also questioning a male about the shooting, but it's unclear if he is a student.
The victim's condition was not known.
Concerned parents gathered at the scene which was cordoned off by crime scene tape. It's unclear how many students were on the bus at the time of the shooting.
School officials say the principal walked to each classroom to check on students after learning about the shooting and that everything was fine. Grief counselors are also on their way to the charter school.