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Laney student, 14, charged with arson

Friday, March 21, 2014 7:39 PM
Last updated 8:16 PM
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A 14-year-old Laney High School student faces arson charges after authorities say he started a fire in a school bathroom Friday.

About 1:30 p.m., the student, who has not been identifed, entered a bathroom on the third floor and set fire to a soap dispenser, said Alfonzo Williams, the Richmond County Board of Eduction Director of Public Safety.

The school was evacuated while the Augusta Fire Department put out the fire. No injuries were reported.

Williams said his department has filed a petition against the student on a charge of arson in the first degree. The student has been turned over to the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

The school is contemplating further disciplinary actions, Williams said.

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Pops
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Pops 03/21/14 - 09:41 pm
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Leave him alone

he's just a "child".......

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/21/14 - 10:13 pm
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Next

Now let's see if the sheriff can find the person who set the fire at the apartment building on Broad Street that had the dental clinic on the first floor. I haven't heard anything about that arson lately.

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corgimom 03/22/14 - 07:14 am
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The little firebug needs to

The little firebug needs to be expelled and needs to be in YDC. He could've killed people.

And he's not done.

Casting_Fool
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Casting_Fool 03/22/14 - 01:05 pm
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Frankly, I'd like to know how

Frankly, I'd like to know how he set a soap dispenser on fire.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/22/14 - 03:12 pm
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Soap

Yeah, I was wondering about that, too.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/22/14 - 10:17 pm
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Probably his idea of a prank,

Probably his idea of a prank, however poorly conceived.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/22/14 - 10:19 pm
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jimmymac
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jimmymac 03/23/14 - 05:17 pm
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I agree he's not done yet.

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rmwhitley 03/23/14 - 06:19 pm
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kids are kids until they are 26 (obamacare). Murder, arson, intimidation according to the left are something these children are not responsible for. Let the child alone. michele and barry think the black child is a victim of white racism so let them express themselves, anyway possible.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/23/14 - 09:15 pm
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No, when there's fire

No, when there's fire involved, that's not a prank, that's rage.

As for setting them on fire, they are made out of plastic and are flammable. The old metal ones that were in our schools as kids were removed long ago, they could be ripped from the walls and used as weapons.

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