Teen charged after fire at Kent Island High School
STEVENSVILLE — Deputy state fire marshals have charged a 15-yearold Kent Island girl with seconddegree malicious burning in connection with the recent fire in the girls bathroom at the high school in Stevensville, where she is a student.
Kent Island High School on Love Point Road was evacuated Sept. 13, after students found the remains of a small fire and bomb threat in one of the bathroom stalls.
Some toilet paper had been set on fire and burned itself out, said Lt. Dale Patrick, spokesman with the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.
No damage was done to the twostory brick high school, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office. Damage to contents was estimated at $5.
School activities were disrupted for about two hours.
Charges against the 15-year-old were forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Services for formal action on Tuesday, Sept. 20, the fire marshal’s office said. The maximum penalty for the charge of second-degree malicious burning is 18 months detention and/or a fine of $500.
The girl was also referred for allegedly making the bomb threat, Patrick said.
The case was jointly investigated by the fire marshal’s office, the sheriff’s office and the school’s administrative staff.