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15-year-old High Point student burned after 'intentional' bus fire

Posted October 16, 2021 2:21 p.m. EDT
Updated October 18, 2021 9:39 a.m. EDT

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A 15-year-old Guilford County Schools student is suffering burn injuries after another student set an "intentional" fire on a school bus.

Police said that a a Guilford County Schools bus driver reported a small fire on his bus around 5 p.m.

An unknown, but flammable substance was placed into a soda bottle before being ignited, officials said. The person who set the fire, a 16-year-old, ran away before the police came.

The 15-year-old girl was transported to a local hospital to be treated for the burns. Police said they expect to file charges against the teenager who started the fire.

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