Teen accused of killing classmate attends school on bond
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida mother is outraged after the student who accidentally shot and killed her daughter has been allowed to return to school while on bond.
Fifteen-year-old Jordyn Howe was not present in court on Monday. He stands charged with shooting and killing 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus on a school bus, on Nov. 20.
Prosecutor: "Where is Mr. Howe at this point?"
Judge: "Mr. Howe is in school."
DeJesus' mother, Ady, is furious after she found out in court that Howe is back at school and almost living a normal life after her life has been turned upside down. "He still goes home. He still goes to school. He still has a life," said Ady.
Family attorney Ron Book said, "I think the judge made it clear that on Wednesday she's gonna set down conditions that will tighten Mr. Howe's ability to move through the community freely."
Guzman-DeJesus was on a private school bus in the Homestead area when, police said, Howe pulled a gun from his book bag to show off and somehow discharged the gun. The bullet struck and killed Guzman-DeJesus.
At Howe's former school, Somerset Silver Palms Academy, some parents and students are very concerned that he is out on bond and back at school. "It was scary because I could have been on that bus also," said student Tierra Donaldson, "and to go through that and see that it's scary.
A hearing has been set for Wednesday, where the judge will determine the terms and conditions of Howe's bond.
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