Superintendent: Fires at Harrisburg school won’t be tolerated


The superintendent of Harrisburg schools says small fires set inside Rowland Academy this week are serious and will not be tolerated.

A student set a fire in a boys restroom on Tuesday and another student started a fire in a restroom trash can on Wednesday. Both students have been identified.

Dr. Sybil Knight-Burney said any student behaving is such a reckless manner will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline said the students involved in the fires are now enrolled in the bureau’s juvenile fire setter program. 

In a statement to ABC27 News, Enterline said the program has a very high success rate of stopping kids from setting or playing with fire again.

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