A 17-year-old Fairfield Ludlowe High School student learned an important lesson last Thursday, though not the one being taught in class.

While at school the teen spotted a story on the Fairfield Citizen's website about a police search for the driver of a blue Jeep Sahara that had rear-ended a school bus earlier that morning, and then left the scene.

The student -- who was not identified because of his age -- was the driver of the Jeep, which he said he had borrowed from a friend. After reading the Citizen's story, he went to school officials to report the incident, who called police.

According to the report, he told police that he became scared after the accident and drove off.

He was turning onto the Post Road from Elliot Street around 9:15 a.m. when he hit the school bus, but did not remain on the scene as required. He was charged with evading responsibility and failure to grant the right-of-way at an intersection.

The bus was carrying only the driver and a bus aide, who suffered a minor head injury.