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Killeen ISD: 10-year-old to be charged with arson after setting small fire at Maude Moore Wood Elementary

Students and staff were temporarily relocated to the new Killeen Elementary School.

KILLEEN, Texas — A 10-year-old student will soon be charged with arson after intentionally setting a small fire at Maude Moore Wood Elementary Thursday, the Killeen Independent School District said.

Around 9:40 a.m., smoke alarms sounded off on the second floor of the school, causing students and staff to evacuate to the new Killeen Elementary School.

The fire department said they found a small fire in the upstairs bathroom and quickly put it out. Upon investigating, crews said the fire was intentional.

Later, a 10-year-old student confessed to starting the fire. They said they lit a toilet paper dispenser with a match.

The student is going to be charged with arson and disciplined accordingly, Killeen ISD said.

Maude Moore Wood will be open tomorrow to students for Remote Learning Day. 

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