Police investigating suspicious fire at a Richland County high school

  • Source: WIS-TV NBC/CW 10 Columbia
  • Published: 03/16/2023 09:37 PM

The Forest Acres Police Department (FAPD) is investigating a suspicious fire that happened in a restroom at A.C. Flora High School. School administrators said the fire was reported on the morning of Thursday, March 16, in one of the restrooms of the school. Both the Richland County Resource Officer and the Fire Marshal were called to the scene. Forest Acres police were called to investigate the fire when it was determined the blaze was a criminal act. Investigators said they found the paper towel dispenser inside a girls restroom had been set on fire. The flare was put out with a fire extinguisher at the school but the Columbia Fire Department did respond and assist. The fire was contained to the restroom and no one was hurt according to officials.


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