Student charged for bushfire outside school

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A STUDENT has been charged for lighting a fire in bushland outside his school.

Warwick senior sergeant Brendan Moore said that about 1pm on Friday, September 27, police were alerted to a fire in the bush surrounding Warwick Senior High School on Erindale Road.

He said the Department of Fire and Emergency Services attended and extinguished the fire, which was about 50-100m from the school.

“They were able to isolate it to an area of about 20m,” he said.

Sgt Moore said a member of the public then told a school staff member that four students had been seen in the bushland.

Police attended the school to make inquiries, which led to a 14-year-old boy being charged with lighting the fire.

He will appear before a juvenile justice team.

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