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Ohio Teen's Hair Set on Fire on School Bus, 3 Students Arrested, Suspended

Devin Lewis' hair was set on fire while riding a school bus in Middletown, Ohio last Friday. (WKRC)

Ohio Teen's Hair Set on Fire on School Bus
Devin Lewis' Hair was Set on Fire on a School Bus (CBS/WKRC)

(CBS/WKRC/AP) Three Ohio students have been arrested following an incident Friday in which a fellow student's hair was set on fire on a school bus.

Devin Lewis, 15, told the The Middletown Journal that he was listening to music while on the bus when someone pulled off his hood, and another student held a flame in front of his face. According to the police report, that's when another male student holding a lighter lit Lewis' hair on fire.

"I felt the heat on the back and somebody blowing my hair," Lewis told CBS affiliate WKRC.

He reached to the back of his head, and when he looked at his hand, he "just saw ashes." His hair was singed almost to the scalp.

Other students extinguished the flames.

Police said a 17-year-old junior has been charged with aggravated menacing and assault, and a 15-year-old freshman with aggravated menacing. Another 17-year-old junior has been charged with obstructing official business.

The three students have been suspended, and face possible expulsion.

  • Edecio Martinez

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