Fairborn student arrested after fire at high school


FAIRBORN — A Fairborn student was arrested after a fire was set in a Fairborn High School girl’s restroom Friday morning. According to police, a 15-year-old girl was identified as a suspect after police were dispatched approximately 9:15 a.m.

The fire was contained to a large trash can and was extinguished quickly, police said.

“It appeared a paper towel dispenser had been set on fire, it melted off the wall and fell into the trash can where it ignited the contents of the trash can,” a Fairborn Police Department release stated.

The girl, identified as a student at the high school, was charged with arson, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and falsification and is being held at the Greene County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the release.

Fairborn City School officials said students were evacuated quickly and returned to class by 9:55 a.m. Parents were notified via the One Call system, E-Communication system and social media posts. No one was injured.

The student may face the consideration for expulsion, according to a post by the Fairborn City Schools Facebook page.

“Students were well-behaved when leaving the building and coming back inside,” Director of Business Affairs Ed Gibbons said. “Staff handled it well and we appreciate the help from the Fairborn Police Department and Fairborn Fire Department.”

By Whitney Vickers

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