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Lincoln High students accused of setting fire

Three Lincoln High School students were detained by Philadelphia School District police after allegedly setting a fire this morning.

Lincoln High students accused of setting fire

Three Lincoln High School students were detained by Philadelphia School District police after allegedly setting a fire this morning.

The students are accused of starting a paper fire in a doorway at Austin Meehan Middle School, which is adjacent to Lincoln’s campus on Ryan Avenue in the Northeast.  The incident occurred at about 10 a.m.

There were no injuries and no major property damage, according to Fernando Gallard, a district spokesman.

Gallard said the students would be suspended and, pending an investigation, further action might be taken against them.

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Inquirer reporter Kristen Graham writes the Philly School Files blog, where she covers education in Philadelphia, both in and out of the classroom.

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