Eleven-Year-Old Maine Student Charged with Arson
The State Fire Marshal’s Office charged an eleven-year-old girl with setting fire to two bathrooms at the Paris Elementary School.
The sixth grader was charged Tuesday with arson and released to the custody of her parents.
The fires were reported just before 9 AM in two girl’s bathrooms - one on a lower level and a second on the main floor.
Investigators say paper products were set on fire at both locations. The fire on the main floor went out by itself, but moderate fire and smoke damage was reported to the bathroom on the lower level.
Four Fire Marshal investigators responded to the school and worked closely with its school resource officer to identify the student involved.
The school was evacuated after the fire alarm was sounded and there were no injuries.