School Bus Shooter Pleads Guilty, Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

May 16, 2016

Edgar Robles pled guilty to a school bus shooting Monday and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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JACKSONVILLE — A 17-year-old accused of shooting into a Duval County school bus and wounding two girls will spend 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to his charges Monday.

Edgar Robles entered a guilty plea to two counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of throwing a deadly missile. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the attempted murder charges and 15 years for throwing a deadly missile. The sentences will run concurrently.

He must also serve two years of community control and three years of probation, which will begin after his 30-year sentence.

Robles had been set to go to trial May 23.

Robles, who was prosecuted as an adult, was arrested during a traffic stop in Liberty County, Georgia — about 30 miles south of Savannah. Authorities said he was treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound, then locked up in a juvenile facility in Georgia until he was returned to Jacksonville to face the charges.

Investigators believe Robles had planned a fight at the bus stop, and when he showed up and started yelling at teens to get off the bus, someone opened a window and spat on him.

Police said that's when Robles pulled a gun and fired shots into the bus, which was bringing 30 students home from three alternative middle and high schools.