(Reuters) – Two teenage girls riding on a Florida school bus full of students were shot & wounded on Thursday when a person opened fire at the vehicle, officials said.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office provided limited details approximately the shooting, which occurred around 4 p.m. local time, yet said two girls, aged 14 & 15, were struck & authorities were searching for two male suspects.
The office said the girls were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
p> "When I received word of the shooting there was a deep anger that permeated my whole being," said Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti.
"A level of frustration, being horrified & just sickened by the fact that our children can't be children, that students can't be students," he told the Florida Times-Union newspaper.
He said violence was "rampant" in the area.
(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Paul Tait)