State Fire Marshall: Student lights flare, burns Kent County School bus

Maryland State Police have student in custody

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.


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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. 

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