Boy, 15, charged with discharging fireworks in high school gymnasium


A 15-year-old boy was charged yesterday with setting off fireworks last week in the North Carroll High School gym, according to the state fire marshal's office.

The incident occurred about 2: 30 p.m. Friday, when Principal Gary Dunkleberger reportedly discovered the student discharging small fireworks in the gym, officials said.

Deputy fire marshals interviewed the boy at the school in Hampstead yesterday, according to the incident report. No injuries or damage were reported.

The boy, who was not identified because of his age, was suspended from school and released to his parents, a spokesman for the state fire marshal said. A charge of discharging illegal fireworks was referred to the state Department of Juvenile Justice.

The maximum penalty for an adult found guilty of discharging illegal fireworks is a $250 fine for each offense, he said.

Pub Date: 2/23/99

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