Bus shooting suspect expected to make first court appearance

15-year-old Jordyn Howe will be charged as an adult

Published On: Jan 24 2013 10:00:38 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 24 2013 10:03:57 AM EST
Jordyn Howe mugshot
MIAMI -

A 15-year-old accused of fatally shooting another student on a South Florida school bus could make his first court appearance Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, a judge ruled that 15-year-old Jordyn Howe would be charged as an adult. He is expected to face formal charges of manslaughter, carrying a concealed firearm, and possession of a firearm by a minor on Jan. 28.

Authorities say Howe accidentally shot and killed 13-year-old Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus when he took a pistol out of his backpack while taking the bus to school on November 20, 2012. It fired, striking Guzman-DeJesus in the neck.

Howe is expected to be transferred to the Miami-Dade County Jail.