June 25, 2018
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Girl, 13, accused of setting fire inside Augusta middle school bathroom

The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine — 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 age.

The police report states the student attempted to ignite items placed inside a bathroom toilet.

The Kennebec Journal reports that the incident was reported around 11 a.m. Monday and police charged the girl later that day. Police say she was carrying a lighter when confronted by officers.

Damage from the fire was limited to the toilet seat and no one was hurt.

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