FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lt. Wayne McInnis
Office: (504) 712-2234
Date: February 4, 2011
student booked with aggravated arson
- A 13 year old middle school student was
arrested Thursday (February 3, 2011) and charged with the crime
of aggravated arson.
The 13 year old who attends
was arrested after he used a cigarette lighter to set a piece of
paper on fire.
The student threw the ignited paper
beneath the enclosed bleachers at the
Middle School gymnasium, located at 3315 Maine Street, in Kenner.
The ignited paper caused another
trash fire to ensue.
There were approximately 58
individuals in the gymnasium when the fire was set.
The gymnasium was evacuated and the
fire quickly extinguished.
Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with
information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police
Department at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers Safe School
Hotline at (504) 822-1111.
Kenner Police School Resource Officer Larry Cosse is in charge
of the investigation.