School bus destroyed by fire at Raleigh's Leesville Road High School

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Police suspect arson after a Wake County School bus was burned.

Some bus drivers arrived at work Wednesday morning to find a charred school bus sitting in the Leesville Road High School parking lot.

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Bus No. 13 was destroyed by fire and police suspect arson was the cause.

The fire was reported just before 11 p.m. Tuesday.

An area resident spotted the fire as Independence Day was coming to a close.

The school bus was destroyed by the fire.

The eyewitness explained to a 911 operator, "We were just driving home. We live in the neighborhood, and we passed this bus and it's on fire. There's nobody around."

Investigators should have some material to help them make an arrest. There are signs posted around campus warning the property is monitored by video security.

The Wake County School District told ABC11 there should be no impact on students. A spokesperson explained there are hundreds of other buses in Wake's fleet and officials can put another one into rotation.

The District said officials are not sure yet how much it would cost to replace the bus.

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