Miami-Dade student shot to death on school bus

Nov. 22, 2012
15-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter

From The Miami Herald: A 13-year-old girl was shot to death by another student on a school bus in the Miami-Dade County district. Police say the student was shot in front of her younger sister and seven other children on the bus. She was a student at Palm Glades Preparatory Academy, a charter school in Miami. The shooting happened at about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect, whose name and age were not released, was in police custody, and a firearm was recovered.

UPDATE...from The Miami Herald: A 15-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter and carrying a concealed weapon in connection with the fatal shooting of 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman DeJesus on a bus in the Miami-Dade County school district. Police say Jordyn pulled the gun out of his backpack to show a schoolmate on the bus. As he was sliding it into his backpack, the gun went off, striking Lourdes in the neck. Lourdes, an honor roll student at Palm Glades Preparatory Academy, was killed. Jordyn, a student at Somerset Academy Silver Palms charter school, was ordered held at a juvenile detention center.

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