Boy, 15, Charged in Fatal School Bus Shooting

Concealed gun went off, killing 13-year-old girl

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 21, 2012 3:35 AM CST

(Newser) – A 15-year-old boy has been charged in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old girl on a school bus in Homestead, Florida, yesterday. Cops say the gun went off by accident and hit Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus in the neck—in front of her 7-year-old sister and several other students—after the teen pulled it out of his bag to display it, the Miami Herald reports. He has been charged with manslaughter and carrying a concealed firearm.

The victim's mother described her daughter as a "beautiful angel" who loved music, dancing, and art. "Feels like just yesterday I saw her running around in her Pampers, dancing and modeling for the camera," she said in a statement. "Times and moments spent with [her] are memories I will cherish and keep in my heart forever."

Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus was shot dead on her way to school yesterday morning. She was 13.
Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus was shot dead on her way to school yesterday morning. She was 13.   (Facebook)
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