13-year-old girl shot on bus ride to school

13-year-old girl shot on bus ride to school

13-year-old girl shot on bus ride to school

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Posted on November 20, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 20 at 11:05 AM

MIAMI (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl was shot on a Miami-area charter school bus Tuesday morning and airlifted to a hospital.

Miami-Dade Police said they are questioning a male student in custody, but did not release his age. It’s unclear what prompted the shooting inside the Somerset Academy Silver Palms bus in Homestead, south of Miami.

The victim’s condition was not known.

Concerned parents gathered at the scene, which was cordoned off by crime scene tape. It’s unclear how many students were on the bus at the time of the shooting.

School officials say the principal walked to each classroom to check on students after learning about the shooting and that everything was fine. Grief counselors responded to the charter school.

 

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