DEPUTIES: Bored Student Set High School Fire

Deputies say a video camera helped identify a student they say started a fire at Southern Wayne High School Tuesday.

Authorities say the 1100 students were evacuated, but quick response from the school resource officer and staff had the fire in the boys bathroom put out with fire extinguishers.

They found toilet paper was piled up on a handicapped rail under the dispenser and set on fire.

After identifying a student who was seen in video near the restroom, deputies say the 15-year-old admitted setting the fire. He told investigators he tried to put it out, and then went back to class. Deputies say the student told them he was bored so he set the fire.

A juvenile petition for burning of a school building was secured and the student is now in the Greenville Juvenile Detention Center with a Friday court date.


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  • by vet Location: USA on Feb 25, 2009 at 05:11 PM
    Where he is going will not be boring, I'll bet he will wish that he was bored. But then again, he just might get a guard pregnant. Maybe prison is not the place for him after all. Draft him into the military...
  • by BRYAN Location: AYDEN, NC on Feb 25, 2009 at 03:27 PM
    LET US SEE HOW BORED HE GETS BY DIGGING HOLES IN THE MORNING, THEN FILLING THEM UP IN THE AFTERNOON. AND WHEN HE BECOMES TIRED OF THAT, SEE HOW BORING IT BECOMES TO MAKE LITTLE ROCKS OUT OF BIG ROCKS.
  • by Alex Location: Vanceboro on Feb 25, 2009 at 03:20 PM
    This shows the need for the return of corporal punishment
  • by Wilma Location: bunt, CA on Feb 25, 2009 at 02:40 PM
    Expell him. No if's and's or buts. You're gone. See ya. Out of here. Hit the road punk.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 25, 2009 at 01:18 PM
    Just another example of a peabrain juvenile who caused chaos. Apparently he must not know any fire safety.
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