Iberia

Apr 16, 2014 9:08 PM by Jim Hummel

Student Accused Of Starting Fire At Jeanerette Senior High

Firefighters in Iberia Parish put out a fire that was set in a trash can in a restroom at Jeanerette Senior High. It happened Wednesday afternoon at around 1:00.

A 16 year-old student was arrested for aggravated arson and released to the custody of a guardian. Deputies credit another student for alerting the principal to the fire, who then activated the fire alarm.

"The actions of the student and the quick thinking by the principal resulted in a safe evacuation of the students," said Louis Ackal, Iberia Parish Sheriff. "We are thankful that because of their efforts no one was injured and the fire was quickly extinguished."

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