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Three Admit to Setting School on Fire

By Larissa Kyzer

Three men in their twenties have confessed to being responsible for the fire that took place at Laugalækjarskóli elementary school earlier this month, RÚV reports. It’s suspected that the men were under the influence when they set the fire.

Per the information provided by Detective Superintendent Jóhann Karl Þórisson, the young men used lighter fluid to set a pile of dry leaves on fire against the wall of the school in order to keep themselves warm. The fire grew beyond their control, however, and spread to the wall paneling in a connective structure in the building, before moving upwards to the roof.

The official investigation into the situation is now complete and it is being left to the discretion of capital-area police as to whether the men should be charged.

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