Teen Charged in Homestead School Bus Shooting Bonds Out

Jordyn Howe, 15, released after posting $21,000 bond

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    Jordyn Howe, 15, was released from jail Thursday, officials said. He faces three charges in the November shooting that killed 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus on a Homestead school bus. Her mother, Ady Guzman-DeJesus, spoke about how she tries to keep herself strong. (Published Thursday, Jan 24, 2013)

    The 15-year-old charged in the fatal shooting of a girl on a Homestead school bus was released from jail Thursday after posting $21,000 bond, officials said.

    Jordyn Howe turned himself in to authorities Wednesday after prosecutors formally charged him as an adult in the November shooting that killed 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus.

    He faces charges of manslaughter with a deadly weapon, carrying a concealed firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor.

    According to the arrest form, the teens were on their way to school on the private bus when the boy took the firearm out of his backpack and displayed it. The gun went off, hitting Guzman-DeJesus as the bus was in the area of Southwest 296th Street and Southwest 137th Avenue.

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    Jordyn Howe, 15, was formally charged as an adult on Wednesday in the fatal shooting of Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus, 13. The victim's mother, Ady Guzman-DeJesus, and family spokesman Ron Book discussed the case. (Published Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013)

    Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus, a student at Palm Glades Preparatory Academy, was taken to Miami Children's Hospital, where she later died.

    Howe had been on home detention with a monitor before he was booked into jail Wednesday. Howe's family members have refused to comment on the case.

    "He should just pay for what he did and he has to pay as an adult," the victim's mother, Ady Guzman-DeJesus said Wednesday. "It teaches other kids to – this is what you get if you do things that you’re not supposed to do. And I know it’s not going to bring her back but at least he will pay for what he did."

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