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Teen Charged with Starting Fire at Glen Burnie High School

Authorities took a juvenile suspect into custody after a fire was set at the school on Tuesday.

Investigators announced Wednesday that they charged a 15-year-old male with setting a fire in Glen Burnie High School, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the school, on the 7500 block of Baltimore Annapolis Road, and found that school staff had extinguished a small fire set in the trash can of a men's restroom.

Fire investigators examined the scene and determined the fire was intentionally set, according to fire officials. They identified and interviewed a suspect and eventually arrested him.

Authorities issued the suspect a juvenile citation charging him with first-degree arson, second-degree malicious burning and reckless endangerment.

Authorities released the boy into the custody of a grandparent.

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patrick November 29, 2012 at 06:56 PM
The heat in that school has always been poor . Maybe he was trying to keep warm . But seriously who does that they have hidden cameras .olus he ciukd have hurt a lot of ppl .

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