The teen charged with manslaughter in the shooting of a 13-year-old girl on a private school bus in Homestead will remain at the Miami-Dade juvenile assessment center, a judge ruled at a hearing Wednesday.
The 15-year-old, who is also charged with carrying a concealed firearm, waived his right to appear at the 9 a.m. hearing in juvenile court, where he was represented by a public defender.
Police say Lourdes Guzman was shot while riding a private school bus around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Southwest 296th Street and Southwest 137th Avenue.
Eight other children, including Guzman's 7-year-old sister, were on the bus at the time of the shooting, which appears to have been an accident.
According to an arrest form, the children were on their way to school when Howe took the firearm out of his backpack and displayed it. The gun went off, hitting Guzman, a student at Palm Glades Preparatory Academy...