Tue November 20, 2012
Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Shot On School Bus In Homestead
Gunfire on a charter school bus in Homestead this morning has taken the life of a 13-year-old girl. Police said the shooter was another student who is now in custody. Local10 News reported the death a few hours after the shooting:
The 13-year-old girl, who attended Palm Glades Academy, was shot in the area of SW 292nd Street and 137th Avenue before 7 a.m.
According to Miami-Dade County Police, the student was riding in a private-chartered school bus when the shooting occurred. The bus was carrying eight other students from three different charter schools -- Somerset Academy Silver Palms, Summerville Charter School, and Palm Glades Academy.
The student who shot the girl was taken into custody. Police said a gun was recovered.
The girl was taken to Miami Children's Hospital, where she died.
Palm Glades Academy is part of a network of charter schools all over the country.
We will update this story as more information comes in.