Suspect charged in St. James High flag fire
Murrells Inlet, S.C. — Things were back to normal Tuesday at St. James High School and St. James Middle School after a Monday morning arson at the high school led to a lockdown and moving the high school students to the middle school.
Parents and guardians lined up in cars and on foot at the middle school Monday as they tried to claim their youngsters from the middle school. The students were prohibited from going back to the high school to claim their vehicles until late afternoon.
When security officers arrived at St. James High School about 6:15 a.m. Monday they discovered burned plastic pots in front of the school and glass doors that had been cracked from the heat of the fire. The security staff called the Horry County Police Department and notified school officials.
A 17-year-old student, Nick Newell, has been arrested and charged in the arson. He was arraigned Tuesday and bail was set at $20,000.
Read more in Wednesday's Georgetown Times and Thursday's Waccamaw Times and Inlet Outlook.
By Anita Crone
For The Times
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