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November 27, 2012  |   Comments (4)   |   Post a comment

Teen charged in school bus shooting


HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The 15-year-old accused in the fatal shooting on a school bus here last week had sneaked the gun to school before, according to The Miami Herald.

The news source reported that on at least one other occasion, the teen had taken the weapon from the top shelf of his parent’s closet, put it in his book bag and shown it to classmates. Those who saw it didn’t tell teachers, parents or police, according to The Herald.

The day after the shooting, which resulted in the death of a 13-year-old girl, the 15-year-old boy was charged with manslaughter and carrying a concealed weapon. Prosecutors are scheduled to decide on Dec. 11 whether to charge him as an adult.

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The student purposely put the weapon in his backpack. Iregardless of his age he should be tired a an adult, and the other students who knew sould be tired for accessories.

Jerry N Serrano    |    Nov 28, 2012 01:37 PM

This is a very sad story that could have been prevented in SO many ways. Parents who were negligent and students who failed to say something. No matter the outcome, a 13 year old is dead and a child's life is ruined. Hope students begin to realize that they have the power and they need to say something if they see something. I have a 15 year old and this is a daily conversation that we have.

Diana Hollander    |    Nov 28, 2012 09:42 AM

He better be charged as an adult ! The students who knew he brought a gun to school and didn't tell any one should be punished too!

Jackie    |    Nov 28, 2012 07:42 AM

This one is easy: Life in prison without parole. Sends a strong message that murderous violence on school buses will absolutely not be tolerated.

Peter Felknor    |    Nov 27, 2012 05:07 PM

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