CHESTERTOWN, Md. - The State Fire Marshall says a middle school student lit a flare, causing a school bus to burn.
It happened at 8:20 a.m. Monday, while the bus was on Route 20, near Broadneck Road in Chestertown.
28 students were on the bus. All of them were taken to the hospital as a precaution. Several were treated for smoke inhalation.
Maryland State Police have one of the students in custody. Police believe the student in custody lit the flare.
The students attended Kent County Middle School.