LAFAYETTE, Ind. (CBS Local) — A 12-year-old boy has been arrested after trying to set his school on fire by urinating on an electrical outlet, according to officials.
It happened in the first-floor boys’ restroom at Sunnyside Intermediate School in Lafayette, Ind., on Friday.
The student managed to start a fire or enough smoke to set off the fire alarm, but investigators say someone grabbed a fire extinguisher and quickly put it out.
The fire was contained within the wall socket, according to Lafayette Fire Department Fire Inspector Todd Trent.
Because of his age, the boy’s identity will not be released.
He was accused of criminal recklessness and taken to the juvenile probation intake offices, police said.