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Girl killed in Florida school bus shooting

MIAMI—A 13-year-old schoolgirl in Florida was shot dead Tuesday by another student as she was being transported on a school bus with her younger sister and eight other children, police said.

“The girl was taken to Children’s Hospital in Miami where she died,” said Alvaro Zabaleta, spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department.

The suspect’s name and age was withheld, but authorities indicated he was in police custody and that the weapon used in the incident was taken from him.

The incident occurred before 7:00 am Tuesday when the school bus was picking up children to take them to different schools in the Homestead, Florida area. Preliminary police reports said the girl was shot in the neck.

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Tags: Children , Crime , Florida , US

  • pedronimo

    OMG! What has become of our children?

  • http://twitter.com/soulassassin547 soul.assassin

    Is America that more dangerous than a third-world country? Too many guns and short-fused idiots.

    • virgoyap

      America is known to be the mother of democracy and freedom including carrying guns by civilians.

      • http://twitter.com/soulassassin547 soul.assassin

        True enough. But some of them have taken that freedom too far with loose screws.

  • dodot24

    That is what he saw in the movie, tv  or in the family. .. so sad for the little girl who has more good things to happen in the future but cut short. .

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