12-year-old girl arrested for allegedly setting fire at elementary school in Jeanerette

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IBERIA PARISH, La. (KLFY)- A 12-year-old girl is facing an aggravated arson charge for allegedly setting a fire inside an elementary school bathroom.

According to the state Fire Marshal’s Office, the Jeanerette Fire Department contacted the state agency Tuesday morning to assist in an investigation into a fire on the Jeanerette school’s campus.

The fire forced the school to evacuate 300 students as a precaution. Damage to the school’s bathroom was minimal, the state Fire Marshal’s Office said.

Investigators determined that the fire was intentionally set with a lighter. The girl was identified as a suspect through surveillance footage.

The incident remains under investigation.

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