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12-year-old arrested for allegedly going joyriding in a school bus

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FLORIDA – A 12-year-old boy is accused of stealing a school bus and taking a joy ride is facing some very serious charges.

Bay district school says officials say the boy was riding his bike at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning.

They say he say the 24-seat school bus parked outside a bus driver’s home, with the door wide open.

He turned it on and took off.

Officials believe he drove all over the county for about an hour.

Deputies say the 12-year-old’s joy ride ended right at a Walmart, about 15 miles away from where he reportedly stole the bus.

When they took the boy in custody, he stayed quiet but school officials say a security camera inside the bus shows a cool, calm and collected young man in the driver’s seat.

The 12-year-old is charged with grand theft over $100,000, felony criminal mischief and grand theft over $1,000.