Somebody's setting fires at Boston Latin School
UPDATE: Arrest made.
For the second day in a row, Boston firefighters had to respond to the exam school on Avenue Louis Pasteur for what school officials are telling parents was a deliberately set fire.
Yesterday's fire, at lunchtime, was in a trash barrel in a second-floor girl's bathroom. Today's fire was also in a trash barrel, in the basement.
The Boston Fire Department reports nobody was injured in either fire - and that today's, reported around 1:15 p.m., was set under a sprinkler head, which activated - putting out the fire and causing $5,000 in water damage. The school did not have to be evacuated due to either fire, although some students had to be relocated temporarily, the department says.
Some students yesterday did walk outside when the alarms went off; today, eighth graders had to be relocated to the cafeteria because of the water in the basement, where their classes were.
Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta informed parents of the fires in a robocall this afternoon, in which she asked them to talk to their children to see if they might have any information about the culprit or culprits. The Fire Department is also investigating.