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Posted: Friday, February 5, 2010 12:00 pm | Updated: 9:12 am, Thu Aug 16, 2012.

By Victor O'Brien

The Cove Herald

Copperas Cove police detained a 16-year-old boy Wednesday, accused of burning a school bus and then assaulting another student linked to the fire.

The boy is suspected in a fire on a school bus parked at Copperas Cove High School on Dec. 30, police spokesman Lt. Daniel Austin said.

The boy is also accused of threatening another CCHS student linked to the case. A windshield was shattered on a second bus, Austin said.

The school district has estimated the damage to both buses at $1,868 without the cost of labor, which could double the total, said CCISD spokewoman Katie Rudesheim.

The boy could face charges of arson, criminal mischief over $500, retaliation and theft under $50. The boy was transported to the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center at 1:27 p.m. Tuesday.

The fire occurred during the school's winter break. The fire was reported around 10:30 p.m. Dec. 30. The buses were secured in an area and used for travel by athletic teams.

The case remains under investigation and more arrests could be made.

Cove Herald Editor Jackie Stone contributed to this report.

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