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Student burned after teen starts fire on Southern Guilford school bus, officials say

High Point police are investigating after a 15-year-old girl was burned on the bus.

HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point police are investigating a school bus fire they say was intentionally set by a student on board. 

It happened Thursday afternoon on Ingram Road. Police said the bus driver reported a small fire on a Southern Guilford school bus. The driver put out the fire using an extinguisher. 

Police said a 16-year-old girl intentionally started the fire by stuffing an unknown but flammable substance into a soda bottle. 

Officials said a 15-year-old girl suffered burns and was taken to a nearby hospital by her mother. 

Charges are expected to be filed by juvenile petition. Police aren't releasing more information about the suspect because she is a juvenile.