15-year-old Jordyn Howe had a handgun in his backpack when he boarded his school bus in Homestead, Florida Tuesday morning. While Jordyn was showing off the handgun to another student he unintentionally discharged the weapon.
The bullet hit 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus in the neck. Lourdes was flown to a Miami-Dade hospital where she died of her injuries.
Jordyn has been charged with manslaughter and carrying a concealed firearm. Police do not say where Jordyn got the handgun. Florida law requires gun owners to secure their firearms to ensure that a person under age 16 does not gain access to the gun. There is no indication on whether or not an adult will be charged with allowing Jordyn to access the handgun.