An adolescent boy has his first taste of the criminal life today.
An unidentified 14 year old kid has been charged with malicious injury to real property and disturbing schools based on accusations of sparking a fire in an Aiken High restroom last week. He was arrested and sent to a juvenile hall in Columbia.
At 2:45 pm last Wednesday, a fire was set in the men’s bathroom in the C wing of the school. The school was evacuated and firefighters were called in to stifle the small blaze. In the process, they found that the fire was set on purpose.
Upon reviewing tape from a security camera, school officials had sufficient evidence to finger the young pyromaniac. No one was injured and damage estimates to the bathroom are unknown.