Boys Admit Starting Newark School Fire

Issue 6 and Volume 111.

Boys Admit Starting Newark School Fire The Newark, N. J., Arson Squad has reported that three teenage boys, two 15 and the other 14, have admitted starting the fire in South Tenth Street School on May 11 which caused over $75,000 damage and forced the closing of the building for two days. Police said the boys accidentally started the fire by using paper torches to light their way as they ransacked classroom after classroom in the early morning hours. The boys said they were looking for money but they also overturned desks, toppled file cases and smashed chairs. One youth explained this was done, because I didn’t like a woman teacher here.” The fire burned out three classrooms and damaged several others. When the school was reopened six of the rooms were not fit for use. These will be rebuilt along with the boys’ lavatory and part the first floor…

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