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Chapel Middle student charged with arson after bathroom fire

SPRING HILL – A 13-year-old Fox Chapel Middle School student was arrested Tuesday after allegedly starting a fire in a school bathroom.

The boy, whose name is being withheld due to his age, set the fire in a bathroom in the 200 building, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office

No injuries or damages were reported. The fire was put out by other students who were in the bathroom at the time, according to School Resource Officer Jeff Swartz.

The juvenile was arrested on charges of arson of an occupied structure and booked at the Hernando County Jail. He will be detained in a juvenile center, according to the sheriff’s office.

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