11-16-2005, 09:07 AM #1Former Member
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Shooting on School Bus
A charter school student was shot in the chest aboard a school bus Tuesday morning by a teenage classmate armed with a gun. The suspect turned her self into police later in the day.
Officials locked down two nearby schools – Perry Elementary and Perry Middle – on the possibility the armed teen could be headed to that area.
Around 11 a.m., police identified the wounded girl as Kaliesha Cheatam, 17, of Hollywood. She was listed in critical condition at Memorial Regional Hospital West in Pembroke Pines, but her injuries were not life-threatening, officials said.
A police officer reported around 1:20 p.m. that the shooting suspect -- a junior at the Parkway Academy charter school -- had surrendered to police at the detective bureau of the Miramar Police Department. Police said two friends were with her when she turned her self in. Police also seized a . 32 caliber pistol that is believed to be the weapon used in the bus shooting. The 17-year-old suspect was charged with attempted murder, a weapons count, and discharging a firearm on a school bus, police said. It was not immediately known is she will be charged as a juvenile or as an adult.