Teen sets trash can on fire at Tara High

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It’s something you would probably see on a movie about high school students. You know where the kids skip class and go play in the bathroom?

On May 3rd a fire was reported in the boys bathroom at Tara High School. The school’s the resource officer was notified and then requested an Investigator from the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department Investigator determined a fire was intentionally set to a trash can in the boys bathroom.

The fire did not spread from the trash can. Video showed a student entering the restroom and exiting just before the fire was discovered.

The student was placed into custody and booked by Baton Rouge Fire Department Investigators on one count of aggravated arson.

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