LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A 14-year-old boy accused of setting fire to four Tippecanoe School Corporation school buses had his initial hearing Tuesday. The boy faces eight felony charges for the crime.
The teen is charged with four counts of arson and four counts of criminal mischief. He appeared before Tippecanoe Superior Three Judge Loretta Rush Tuesday morning.
Superior Three is Tippecanoe County's juvenile court.
The court doesn't release the names of juvenile suspects, and the prosecutor's office has not filed paperwork to waive the boy to adult court.
Around 2:20 a.m. on June 3, firefighters were called to the parking lot behind Wea Ridge Elementary School where they found two buses fully engulfed in flames.
Two other buses were also damaged. The juvenile will have another hearing on July 5.
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