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2 Woodmont High students charged in fires near school

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Two vehicles are parked in front of Woodmont High School in Greenville County. (File/FOX Carolina) Two vehicles are parked in front of Woodmont High School in Greenville County. (File/FOX Carolina)
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Two Woodmont High School students have been charged in connection with fires that were set near the school on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Greenville County Master Deputy Laura Campbell said deputies were called to the intersection of West Georgia and Reedy Fork roads about a fire. She said that when deputies arrived, a couple of children ran away. She said deputies caught up with one of them, who was identified as a 15-year-old girl.

The foot chase prompted a lockdown at the school, according to Greenville County Schools spokesman Oby Lyles.

On Thursday, Campbell said that the second person who ran was identified as a 14-year-old girl who later showed up with her father at the school to turn herself in to authorities.

Campbell said investigators have determined that the girls were not only responsible for a fire in a field near the school, but also a fire that destroyed a vacant house near the school.

Both girls were charged with wilfully burning lands of another, disturbing school and third-degree arson. The 15-year-old girl was also charged with resisting arrest.

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