Youth Charged in Charles Co. Middle School Incident


WALDORF, MD (May 30, 2011) – Deputy State Fire Marshals charged a 13-year-old male in connection with intentionally setting fire to an accelerant he allegedly poured on the tile floor in the classroom of John Hanson Middle School on Vivian Adams Drive.

On Friday, May 20, at approximately 11:20 a.m., the juvenile allegedly lit the ignitable liquid with a cigarette lighter and caused approximately twenty-five dollars in damages to the tile floor.

No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

The juvenile has been suspended from school and awaits disposition before the Charles County Board of Education.

The juvenile was charged on May 25 with Malicious Burning 2nd Degree and released to the custody of his grandmother pending Juvenile Services actions.

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