Fires started in two girl’s bathrooms at Sisters High School Wednesday morning, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said. A female freshman student is now facing charges including arson.
The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said school staff responded to a girl’s restroom and put out the fire, which was located in the trash receptacle, with a fire extinguisher.
Shortly thereafter, a second fire was reported in a separate girl’s restroom, DCSO said. This second fire was active and creating a lot of black smoke due to the fuel source being a paper product and a plastic toilet paper dispenser.
“Had some good smoke damage, particularly smoke in the commons and commons bathroom,” Superintendent Curt Scholl said.
Surveillance video helped identify the student, DCSO said. She was taken to Deschutes County Juvenile Detention on two counts of 1st degree arson, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct charges.
There were no injuries. Students were sent home.