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Fernandez played the villain in the video students posted on YouTube, she said.

In class, “he was very lively, and high-spirited,” she said. “And he had so much potential in his writing.”

The school said on its website that it shared in grief and shock over his death. A wake was set for Monday, the site said.

Designer Limousines, which operates the bus, expressed its “deepest heartfelt sympathy” to the teen’s family. The company said it would conduct an internal investigation.

Calls to the Fernandez family home in Queens rang unanswered.