Boy to be tried as an adult in school bus shooting

POLICE INVESTIGATE THE SCENE of a shooting on a school bus in Homestead, near Miami on Tuesday. Miami-Dade police say a 13-year-old girl died after she was shot by another student on the school bus.

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 9:11 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 9:11 a.m.

MIAMI — A 15-year-old accused of fatally shooting another student on a South Florida school bus will be tried as an adult.

The Miami Herald reports the teen will be transferred to the Miami-Dade County Jail after being on house arrest since the shooting just before Thanksgiving. His first appearance could come Thursday morning.

Authorities say 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus was killed when the teenager took a pistol out of his backpack while the bus was taking the students to school. It fired, striking Guzman-DeJesus in the neck. The shooting happened in front of the girl's 7-year-old sister.

The Herald reports the student will face formal charges of manslaughter, carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a firearm by a minor on Jan. 28.

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