Comments for: Girl, 13, accused of setting fire inside Augusta middle school bathroom

Posted March 29, 2012, at 10:24 a.m.
Last modified March 29, 2012, at 1 p.m.

AUGUSTA | A 13-year-old Augusta girl is facing charges in connection with a fire inside a Cony Middle School bathroom. Police say the girl was charged with arson and criminal mischief in connection with the fire earlier this week. Her name has not been made public because of her …

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  • Anonymous

    Too bad for someone so young to be headed into the court / legal system at this point in her  life….

  • Anonymous

    poor kid she gets to get involved with the unfair justice system so young

  • Anonymous

    A cry for help.
    Glad no one was hurt.

  • David

    Ya like she was trying to commit arson. Fire in a toilet. Make sure he knows it was not the right thing to do make her parents pay for the seat and move on.  I guess that law dose not include intent. Maybe every fire started with a candle should be arson too. Give me a break please.

    • Guest

      If she had been in chemistry class with one of your kids-how would you feel then? How do 13 years old know where the line is if this action has no consequences?

      • David

        I think arson Implies intent.  I do not believe she intended to burn down the school . So if A kid drops a bunson burner on the floor is that arson? Lets leave to police out of this.  No one was hurt and I can not believe she was trying to hurt anyone or damage property. We do not know all the facts from the story.  A real problem I find with school is they teach nothing about law.  

        • Guest

          I’m not saying that the girl’s life needs to be runied, but some of these comments simply dismiss it as no big deal. Lighting a fire in school is a BIG problem-regardless of the location. I’m not talking about knocking over a bunson burner. Most 13 year oldS don’t need a law class to know that igniting public property is a NO NO.

  • Guest

    My father was always trying to light a fire under my a–…… when my grades were the topic. That was at home, not school. Ask any educator if they would be comfortable with a slap on the wrist for starting a fire in a school building.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that she tried to commit arson is disturbing. I hope she gets the help she so obviously needs. Often young people that start with arson go on to more dangerous things.

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