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Lowndes County student arrested for starting a fire at school

Posted at 2:00 PM, May 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-16 10:07:52-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) -- An 11-year-old boy has been arrested after starting a fire at Lowndes Middle School.

Lowndes County deputies say after being dared by a friend, the 11 year old student started a fire early Wednesday afternoon in the bathroom at Lowndes Middle School, located at 2370 Copeland Road.

The juvenile, whose name is not being released, has been charged with second-degree Arson and is currently in the custody of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. Additional arrests may be possible.