POWAY–Five Rancho Bernardo High School students Tuesday were arrested in connection with arson at Meadowbrook Middle School, authorities say.
The juveniles were released to their parents. It is the policy of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department not to release information about juveniles who are charged with a crime.
The fires were set throughout the campus of Meadowbrook Middle School on April 11. Sheriff’s deputies from the Poway Sheriff’s Station and Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson were called to the school after a custodian noticed a poster, trash can and locker were set on fire.
Tips from the Sheriff’s Department’s school resource deputies and officers, as well as San Diego police, led Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson authorities to the juveniles.
The case will be submitted to the D.A.’s office this week and a date for appearance in Juvenile Court will be made thereafter.