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Florida teen facing juvenile charges for attempted murder

Unfortunately, young individuals could find themselves in difficult situations in which they are facing criminal charges. If a person has been accused of a crime and is not considered a legal adult, juvenile charges may still be filed against them. Depending on the severity of the situation, a court could potentially decide to treat an accused party as an adult, and information regarding such circumstances could prove valuable.

A 16-year-old boy from Florida was recently taken into custody for allegedly firing a gun at a school bus. It was reported that an argument between multiple individuals had taken place, and threats were reportedly made against two individuals on the bus. The 16-year-old boy was allegedly involved in the altercation. He is suspected of firing gunshots at the bus, but the shots did not hit the intended targets.

Two teenage girls that had been on the bus at the time were seriously injured in the shooting. The shooter apparently did not remain on the scene, but authorities issued warrants for the boy that is currently in custody. He was located in Georgia and is currently being held pending extradition back to Florida on charges of attempted murder and other allegations.

Attempted murder allegations are serious juvenile charges, and the individual accused could face considerable consequences if he is convicted. As a minor, he may be concerned whether he will be considered a minor or an adult as his case moves forward in a Florida court. He may wish to learn more information on how each situation could impact his case and how he may be able to handle his situation.

Source: jacksonville.com, "Georgia deputies capture wounded 16-year-old charged in Jacksonville school bus attack", Jim Schoettler, May 22, 2015

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