Boy, 11, accused of setting empty school bus on fire in Brooklyn

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An 11-year-old boy is accused of setting a school bus on fire in Brooklyn.

The NYPD says police received a 911 call around 6 p.m. Sunday of a fire at Brooklyn Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard.

Police say the bus was parked on the street adjacent to the Bnos Chomesh Academy, a girls’ high school in Crown Heights.

They say the driver had left the door unlocked and the boy set the fire inside.

There was no one on the bus at the time.

The boy was arrested on charges of arson and criminal mischief.

It wasn’t immediately known what was used to set the blaze.

The incident is being investigated as a possible bias crime.

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