SPRING HILL — A 13-year-old Fox Chapel Middle School student was arrested Tuesday and charged with arson of an occupied structure after a Hernando County Sheriff's Office school resource officer determined that the boy set fire to a trash can inside a school restroom.
A Sheriff's Office report said the incident occurred about 1:35 p.m. Monday in the 200 Building at the school, on Deltona Boulevard, while it was occupied by students and staff members. A group of students that was in the restroom at the time extinguished the fire. There were no injuries. The building, which was not significantly damaged, was not evacuated.
The student, whom the Times is not naming because he is a juvenile, was taken to the Hernando County Detention Center while authorities contacted the state Department of Juvenile Justice.