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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:03 PM

Father of girl slain on school bus kills himself in Broward

Source: Miami Herald

Posted on Friday, 12.28.12
Father of girl slain on school bus kills himself in Broward

The father of a girl slain on a Homestead school bus before Thanksgiving killed himself Thursday.

BY JULIE K. BROWN
jbrown@MiamiHerald.com

The family of a 13-year-old girl shot and killed on a school bus in Homestead last month is now planning another funeral, for her father, who committed suicide Thursday, the family said.

Armando “Alex” Guzman, 34, was found shot to death in a vehicle in Broward County. Police told the family that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Family members said he was grief-stricken and depressed over the loss of his daughter, Lourdes “Jina” Guzman-DeJesus, who was killed Nov. 20, when a student on her school bus pulled a .40 caliber gun from his backpack and it discharged, striking Jina in the neck. About eight students, including Jina’s 7-year-old sister, were on the bus, which was enroute to several Homestead-area schools.

Jordan Alexander Howe, 15, has been charged with manslaughter and carrying a concealed weapon. He told police he found the gun in his home and that he had taken it to school at least once before. He also said the gun discharged accidentally when he was showing it to another student on the bus.


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Reply Father of girl slain on school bus kills himself in Broward (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 #1
LoisB Dec 2012 #2
SoCalMusicLover Dec 2012 #3
Confusious Dec 2012 #11
enough Dec 2012 #4
Confusious Dec 2012 #10
Cha Dec 2012 #14
Little Star Dec 2012 #5
Doctor_J Dec 2012 #6
nolabear Dec 2012 #7
Chorophyll Dec 2012 #8
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #9
Happyhippychick Dec 2012 #12
orleans Dec 2012 #13
ManiacJoe Dec 2012 #16
Evasporque Dec 2012 #15

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:07 PM

1. Similar story, one day earlier, from the same area:

Posted on Thursday, 12.27.12
Keys charter school principal shoots herself
By Diana Moskovitz
dmoskovitz@MiamiHerald.com

The principal at a Florida’s Keys charter school died after she shot herself at a Pembroke Park gun range, authorities said Thursday.

Adri Anna Stewart’s death has been ruled a suicide, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Stewart, 30, had been the principal at Key West Collegiate Academy, which is on Stock Island and managed by Academica. She took over last summer.

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On Wednesday, Stewart went to the Pembroke Gun and Range at 3130 SW 19th St., where she shot herself about 2 p.m. She was taken by paramedics to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where she died.

More:
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/27/3158752/keys-charter-school-principal.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:07 PM

2. Two dead, one child's life basically over. So sad and so stupid.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:14 PM

3. At Least The Gun Owner Can Keep His Gun

I'm sure Jordan's pop is still a proud gun owner. They might be able to take his son, but they damn well better not take his guns.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:04 PM

11. It should be an automatic disqualifier

From ever owning a gun again.

You loose it, it gets stolen, you loose that right.

All I can think about anymore, after being shot myself, it the amount of blood that pores out of gunshot wounds. Blood on my hand, blood on my leg, blood all over the carpet, blood all over anything I touched or stepped near.

Blood, blood, blood.

A godawful mess.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:16 PM

4. My friend lost a child to a random shooting some years ago,

and made a vow that the murder would not be allowed to destroy anyone else in the family. The keeping of that vow has been the most heroic thing I have ever personally witnessed in my life.

Great sorrow for everyone in these stories.

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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:59 AM

14. That does take so much

strength. The hardest thing to do but I feel it's the best way to honor the victim. No doubt, they would want that way.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:36 PM

5. Damn that's sad.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:40 PM

6. Gun death by proxy

the 2nd amendment - the gift that keeps on taking

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 06:52 PM

7. Well put. I'll use that.

Taking and taking and taking.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:00 PM

8. Yep. I keep thinking:

"live by the gun, die by the gun."

And it's so deeply entrenched in our culture. You'd think we were fighting a war with ourselves.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:37 PM

9. This is so tragic.

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 12:19 AM

12. Maybe we need armed guards on school buses

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:53 AM

13. can guns "accidentally" discharge by themselves or does

someone have to pull or touch the trigger?

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Response to orleans (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:46 AM

16. Someone or something has to pull the trigger.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:10 AM

15. Had the us driver been armed this tragedy could of been averted...

As soon as the shot went off the bus driver could of shot the young boy and maybe any others threatening the safety of the students.

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