• School bus driver takes Westside High School student with gunshot wound to fire station

    By: Action News Jax


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    11:52 a.m. update: The father of the teen shot on his way to school in Jacksonville says his son has a collapsed lung but is expected to survive.

    The man says his son was shot on the right side of his chest. He underwent surgery after he was brought to UF Health Jacksonville.

    10:16 a.m. update: Police say they do not have any suspect information after a Jacksonville student was shot at a bus stop on his way to school.

    Officers said the 17-year-old student is in critical condition.

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    JSO says the bus driver likely saved his life. The student was able to make it to the bus stop after being shot by someone in a black car, according to police.

    The bus driver took the student to a fire station. He was then taken to the hospital, where he went into surgery.

    Original story: Jacksonville officers say a school bus driver dropped a student off at a fire station with a gunshot wound Wednesday.

    Police are investigating the shooting Wednesday morning shooting that seriously injured the Westside High School student.

    According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the student was walking to his bus stop around 6:15 a.m. when a person in a black vehicle began shooting.

    JSO said the 17-year-old student was shot once.

    He was able to make it to his bus stop and the bus driver took him to a nearby fire station.

    Authorities said the student was taken to UF Health with life-threatening injuries.

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    The Duval County School Board said the Westside High School student was shot in the chest and is   in critical condition.

    There were 21 students onboard the bus. 

    Some students reportedly saw the shooting occur, according to the school board. Those students are currently being questioned by Jacksonville police.  

    There is a crisis team at Westside High School and the fire station.

    Action News Jax has also learned from the school board that two students on the bus were uncooperative when questioned by officers and one tried to take an officer's Taser.

    That student was tased and has been transported to Baptist Hospital and is going to be OK, a school board member said.

    The school board said both students will be arrested.

    Westside High's principal is at the station and is calming the students. 

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