Teen charged af­ter fire at Kent Is­land High School

Record Observer - - News - By AN­GELA PRICE bay­times@kibay­times.com

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.

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