Boy Admits to Starting Fires at Woods Cross High

Boy Admits to Starting Fires at Woods Cross High

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FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy has admitted in court that he started two fires at Woods Cross High on Feb. 18.

The youth appeared Monday before 2nd District Juvenile Court Judge Stephen Van Dyke, who set sentencing for April 18.

"I started a fire in the bathrooms because someone else did it three days earlier and I wanted to get out of school," the boy said. He was referring to a fire that had been started in another boys bathroom on Feb. 16, which caused the school to be evacuated and caused about $800 worth of damage.

The 16-year old set fires in two boys bathrooms, causing $1,200 worth of damage.

Van Dyke ordered a psychological and psychiatric evaluation of the boy, who has been in detention since Feb. 18 and will remain in custody until the sentencing hearing.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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