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Student arrested for setting fire at school

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BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

A student at KIPP Delta School in Blytheville was arrested after setting a fire in the school.

According to a Blytheville Police Department incident report, an officer was dispatched to the school, located at 1200 Byrum Road, because of a fire alarm going off around 10 a.m. Monday.

Fire Marshal Randall Woosley said the fire was in the bathroom and in the ceiling.

Woosley said the fire had multiple origination points, which led him to believe the fire was set intentionally.

Faculty at the school said there were only three people who went into the bathroom around the time the fire started.

Woosley and KIPP faculty asked the three students if they set the fire. All three denied being involved.

One of the students has a history of setting fires at the school, according to faculty.

Around noon the same day, an officer was called back the school because one of the students admitted to setting the fire.

The report did not clarify if it was the student who has a history of this. 

The student was arrested and taken to the Blytheville Police Department.

The boy's parents and the criminal investigation department was notified.

The student was charged with reckless burning. 

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