Teenager appears in court following fire at Verulam School, St Albans

PUBLISHED: 12:19 26 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:57 06 May 2010

Pupil tells of choking smoke in corridor

Pupil tells of choking smoke in corridor

THE teenager charged in connection with a major fire at Verulam School this week appeared in court this morning (Thursday). The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stood in front of St Albans magistrates this morning charged with two coun

THE teenager charged in connection with a major fire at Verulam School this week appeared in court this morning (Thursday).

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stood in front of St Albans magistrates this morning charged with two counts of arson recklessly endangering lives.

One relates to a small fire at the Brampton Road, St Albans, school on Monday at 11.30am and the other is in connection with a much bigger fire at the same time the following day.

The case was adjourned and he is due to appear again on March 12 with another youth charged in connection with Monday's small fire.

The 16-year-old was granted conditional bail until his next hearing which includes a daily curfew between 7pm and 7am. He is also banned from the vicinity of the school and speaking to any witnesses.

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