2 Girls Shot Riding School Bus Home In Florida; No Arrest

Posted at 7:28 AM, May 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-28 14:12:20-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Two students are recovering from injuries suffered in a shooting on their school bus in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office officials say two males shot into the bus Thursday afternoon as it approached an intersection on the city's west side. Police say it's unclear whether those who shot were students.

The Florida Times-Union ( ) reports that the girls' injuries weren't considered life-threatening, though at least one was shot in the face. Police didn't release their names but said the girls are 14 and 15. No one else was injured.

Police say the bus was stopped by two suspects when they apparently tried to fight with someone on board. As the bus drove away, shots were fired.

The newspaper reports that the bus serves three alternative schools in Jacksonville.

Duval County Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti called the shootings "cowardly" and "sickening."