Victoria County District RCMP has charged two youths with Arson after a school bus fire in Baddeck.
On August 12, 2023, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Victoria County District RCMP, the Baddeck Volunteer Fire Department and EHS, responded to a report of a vehicle fire at a school bus garage on Shore Rd. in Baddeck. RCMP officers had already attended the property earlier that morning investigating break-ins and damage to multiple school buses.
Upon arrival at the school bus garage, RCMP officers observed that one of the school buses was fully engulfed in flames and that firefighters were working on extinguishing the fire. Once the fire was extinguished, RCMP officers determined that the fire was the result of Arson.
On August 13, RCMP officers arrested a youth in relation to the investigation and, on August 14, a second youth was arrested. Both have since been released on conditions and will appear in court at a later date. They will be facing a charge of Arson.