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Arrests Made in Teaneck High School Bathroom Fire

Fire was reported Tuesday afternoon

Three 15-year-old boys have been charged in an arson fire at  yesterday, police said Wednesday morning.

All three were charged with aggravated arson and failure to report a fire, said Detective Capt. Glenn O’Reilly. 

The fire broke out in a first floor boys' bathroom around 2 p.m. Tuesday and forced the evacuation of the school, authorities said. There were no serious injuries. Police did not say what motivated the alleged arson. 

 were on the scene in two minutes and knocked down the fire, officials said. 

"The first floor hallway was full of acrid smoke," Fire Chief Anthony Verley said in a news release. 

The high school call came as fire crews were already responding to a reported house fire, which eventually turned out to be an equipment problem, Verley said. While working at the bathroom fire, Teaneck and mutual aid crews were also called to an alarm at Glenpointe to deal with a defective heating unit.

Updated Wednesday night 

ThsStudent001 December 22, 2011 at 03:33 AM
Now What you all fail to understand is that the students who have done these things are chronic delinquents, i know this for a fact because i attend Teaneck high school and i am extremely observant, and that melvin guy is right because we do "have a great public school system in Teaneck!" in my high school i have a excellent group of teachers i maintain a 4.4 gpa and have already been accepted to numerous schools such as, Howard, Rutgers and NyU. the actions of few should not be an assumption on how the school it self operates. “When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me.” ~ Oscar Wilde
Art Vatsky December 22, 2011 at 06:44 AM
Sounds like a stupid adolescent stunt that went outta control. Was it intentional? Have those involved had previous similar incidents? Let the punishment fit the crime. Let the students involved learn from it.
Lynda Kraar December 22, 2011 at 12:51 PM
THS has a student body the size of a small city. Aberrations happen and it is very clear that the administration is prepared for such very occasional things. The school has been an academic haven to my daughter and her very wonderful friends. I'd be hard pressed to find a better academic faculty. Most of these students are prepped to go on to great universities and colleges. Some will come back as our cops and emergency workers. A handful of troubled kids is just that. I wish them and their families patience and perseverance.
Kay December 22, 2011 at 03:54 PM
@ Melvin Well the school system is pretty good. Most of the students are good students. We can't let a few give the school a bad name.
Tom Abbott December 23, 2011 at 07:37 PM
I don't think that quote comes from Oscar Wilde.

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