Girl Fatally Shot on School Bus in South Florida

by at . Comments

A South Florida teen was charged with fatally shooting a girl in front of her sister and several other students while riding the bus to school Tuesday morning.

The 15-year-old male student was taken into custody at the scene in Homestead, Fla., and later charged with manslaughter and carrying a concealed firearm.

The Miami-Dade police report says the minor took a gun from his backpack and began displaying it on the bus. He then fired it once, hitting Lourdes Guzman.

The 13-year-old girl was airlifted to a Miami hospital, where she died.

Eight other children, including Guzman's 7-year-old sister, were on the bus but not harmed. Authorities took the children and the bus driver to be interviewed.

Guzman attended the charter middle school Palm Glades Preparatory Academy, while he younger sister went to nearby Summerville Advantage Academy.

Concerned parents gathered at the shooting site, which was cordoned off by crime scene tape as authorities combed the bus for possible evidence.

The shooting happened about seven minutes away from the school.

Fabian Otero told ABC News that he was relieved his son Christian, an eighth-grader at Palm Glades, rode to school with his wife on this particular day.

He said he and his wife have been shaken by the killing and are going to discuss enrolling their son in a different school or possibly home schooling him.

"I was stunned! I was stunned!" he said. "That hits really close to home. That's just scary."

Tags:
Avatar

This is just too heartbreaking. What has this world come to when a 15-year-old can take a gun on the school bus and murder a fellow schoolmate? We've seen it before but that doesn't make it any more acceptable.

x Close Ad