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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 03/ 8/2011

Bowie High student charged with arson

By Washington Post editors

A Bowie High School student has been charged with setting a fire inside the school, Prince George's Fire and EMS report.

Firefighters were called to the school Monday and found a fire in a second floor bathroom. Students were evacuated as smoke filled the hallway, officials said.

Investigators said they quickly determined the fire was arson, identified a 15-year-old suspect and arrested him.

The student, who is not being identified because he is a minor, has been charged with first- and second-degree arson and reckless endangerment.

The youth was released to the custody of his parents.

The fire caused an estimated $500 in loss.

By Washington Post editors  | March 8, 2011; 11:11 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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Comments

This is Prince george's county public schools. Dr. William Hites jr does not care about these kids. He should be fired.

Posted by: pgactivist | March 8, 2011 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Insiders report the 15-year-old arsonist's name is Kwame Rastus Calhoun.

Posted by: clitteigh | March 8, 2011 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Insiders report the 15-year-old arsonist's name is Kwame Rastus Calhoun.

Posted by: clitteigh | March 8, 2011 5:28 PM | Report abuse

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