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Bus Set Ablaze Outside Public School

A yellow school bus was torched late Sunday night outside a public school in Crown Heights.

The bus, owned by New Dawn Transit, was parked outside the Middle School for the Arts on Maple Street and Albany Avenue when it was torched Sunday night.

One area resident streamed video of the blaze on Facebook live, showing the late model yellow school bus fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters arrived within minutes and put out the fire, but not before the bus sustained significant damage.

Law enforcement sources said that the fire was set intentionally, and that fire marshals are taking the lead on the investigation.

Nearly a year ago, a similar incident occurred outside Beth Rivkah, a Jewish girls’ school, where a school bus owned by a Jewish transit company was set ablaze by a group of pre-teens. Police succeeded in arresting all those involved, and they were initially charged with hate crimes, which were later dropped.

 

 

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8 Comments

  • 1. Deja vu wrote:

    Deja vu
    here we go again
    …”Police succeeded in arresting all those involved, and they were initially charged with hate crimes, which were later dropped…”

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  • 4. CH Bubby wrote:

    If the hate crime charges were dropped, were they at least charged for arson ? or nothing at all ?

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  • 5. disgusting! wrote:

    Don’t worry if it was the other way around.
    The teens would have the book thrown at
    them and charged like adults.
    This is a topsy turvy world!
    Olem Hasheker.
    No wonder it was done again.
    The criminals get off and don’t pay for
    the crime.

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  • 8. Teech wrote:

    Don’t blame the kids, I bet it was a teacher who didn’t want to do bus duty. Either that or a mother who needs her kid home to clean for Pesach.

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