A Rock Hill student, 15, was arrested Tuesday after police determined he allegedly set a fire to a restroom at South Pointe High School.
At 1:30 p.m., Rock Hill police and fire officials responded to a fire in a second-floor restroom at South Pointe, according to the Rock Hill Police Department.
The school building was evacuated and the fire was put out by firefighters, police say.
The fire department set up fans to remove smoke and gases from the building and ensured the fire was out, police say. Police and fire officials searched the South Pointe complex and cleared the building for students to be allowed back in and finish their school day.
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Police investigators determined that the 15-year-old male student had set the fire, police say. The student, who was not named in the statement due to his age, has been charged with damage to property and is being petitioned to juvenile court.
Police say they are confident the student acted alone and do not have any other suspects.
The Rock Hill school district will handle disciplinary actions against the student, police say.
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