Arson Beat: Bad to the bone at eleven years old

 Maryland State Fire Marshal

CECIL COUNTY, MD (October 15, 2014) – This kid won’t be scarred for life unless his parents wear out his backside with a switch as his name is not released to the public. Whether he will be torturing animals or tying up his friends to cut them remains to be seen in the future. For now, he is simply a pyromaniac with a future potential of either being a star magician in Las Vegas or having a career in politics.

Deputy State Fire Marshals charged a local North East juvenile with intentionally igniting paper products inside a bathroom of Bayview Elementary School located at 910 North East Road in North East. The incident originally occurred on Monday,


October 13, 2014 at approximately 12:30 PM. Damage to the bathroom was estimated to be less than $50.00.

Teachers and staff of Bayview Elementary quickly developed a suspect after smelling smoke coming from the school nurses restroom.  Upon being questioned, the 11-year old juvenile confessed to smoking a cigarette as well as intentionally igniting a roll of toilet paper on fire. A clear motive for the fire could not be determined.

The fire self-extinguished and the fire department did not respond.

The juvenile has been charged with one count of 2nd Degree Malicious Burning and was immediately suspended from the school.  The juvenile was released to the custody of his parents pending further actions by the Cecil County Department of Juveniles Services.

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