14-year-old student arrested for setting fire at Lafayette school

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KATC) - A 14-year-old student has been arrested and booked for arson, accused of setting a fire at a Lafayette school Friday morning, according to KATC.

Lafayette firefighters responded to a call from N.P. Moss Preparatory School at 8:45 a.m. When firefighters arrived, all students were evacuated to their designated locations.

The fire was found inside a bathroom stall and was extinguished by a Lafayette Police School Resource Officer according to a fire department spokesman.

The fire caused heavy smoke damage inside the bathroom and there was moderate fire damage to one of the stalls. The damage was limited to the bathroom. The adjacent classrooms did not sustain any damage. No injuries were reported.

Fire investigators determined toilet paper inside the bathroom was set on fire.

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