No criminal charges in high school fire

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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OCONTO, Wis. (AP) – A prosecutor says no criminal charges will be filed against the teen who started a fire that caused $5 million damage to Oconto High School.

Investigators say the 16-year-old student started the fire in April by tossing a cigarette into a bathroom garbage can. Classes were held at the middle school for several weeks while the school was repaired.

Oconto County District Attorney Ed Burke tells WLUK-TV he concluded that he couldn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime was committed.

Police investigators determined the fire wasn’t intentionally set. Chief Dan Ault says no municipal citations were issued either.

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