Hillsborough deputies investigate arson after school bus set on fire

School bus set on fire, completely destroyed
Posted at 12:51 PM, Jan 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-17 18:38:19-05

Deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are investigating a case of arson.

On Monday, a school bus was set on fire at Doby Elementary School.

No one was inside the bus at the time, but deputies say the bus was totaled.

They estimate the damage to be around $30,000.

Deputies say the fire started near the driver's seat of the bus. They arrested a teenage girl in connection to the fire.


“It’s troubling that something like this happens so close to home," said neighbor Jennifer Kafar.

Witnesses told deputies they saw a group of at least three teens running away from the burning bus.

A Sheriff's office helicopter circled the area where it happened.

At this time, the sheriff's office has not confirmed if they are searching for anyone else. 


“You need to think about things before you do them.” said Kafar.

Upset parents hoping this message will reach any others who could have started the fire.