Teen charged as adult in Fla. school bus shooting

AP News
Posted: Jan 30, 2013 5:47 PM

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida teen accused of fatally shooting a girl on the bus to school has been charged as an adult.

Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts online records say 15-year-old Jordyn Howe made his first adult court appearance Wednesday. He had faced juvenile charges.

Prosecutors charged Howe with manslaughter with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a minor and carrying a concealed weapon. He is free on $1,000 bond and is only allowed to leave his home for school, church and meeting his attorney.

Police say Howe was heading to a Homestead school in November when was showing off his stepfather's handgun. The weapon discharged, hitting 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman. She died at a hospital.

Eight other children, including Guzman's 7-year-old sister, were on the bus but not harmed.