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66. Being Charged with Arson
Carl was just 15 when he was charged
arson. He snuck into his high school with
friend and lit the auditorium curtains on fire.
thought they would have gotten away with it,
the store across the street from the school
a camera that saw Carl and his friend
out of the school. The police caught Carl
his friend while they were eating at a
that was next to the high school. They
taken to jail.
Carl admitted to burning down
auditorium, and got sentenced for 10 years in
. His friend got the same. The judge asked
why they did it, and Carl said, "Because
were bored and we didn't like the school."
reporters were at the school. They wanted to
to the parents, who were at the school
to the police and the principal. Carl's father
out first and was on his way to
police station when a news reporter asked him
the situation. He said, "My son just lost
childhood, and he will never get that back.
was never a bad child, but he started
up when he got to high school. His
couldn't believe what he had done. People make
, and Carl's mistake is going to cost him
The principal said that the school will
working hard to get the auditorium rebuilt, but
will take a couple of years. The school
that it will cost a million dollars to
the auditorium. According to his parents, Carl said
he wishes he could take it all back
that it was a stupid mistake.