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Arrests Made In School Bus Fire

Posted July 27, 2001 10:35 a.m. EDT

— Two people have been arrested and charged with setting a Fayetteville school bus on fire last Friday.

Cindy Jane Manning, 18, and Steven Higginbotham Jr., 23, are charged with arson, breaking and entering, and conspiracy.

The new bus which was parked outside E.E. Miller Elementary School in Cumberland County. Damage is estimated at $70,000.

Authorities say the couple also set fire to trash bins at a convenience store where a clerk refused to sell them beer, because it was after 2 a.m.