Student arrested for toilet paper arson at school

Posted on: 2:32 pm, November 28, 2012, by , updated on: 03:57pm, November 28, 2012


OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City police said a 15-year-old student at Capital Hill High School lit a toilet paper dispenser on fire during school Tuesday.

A school resource officer noticed the flames.

“It’s a felony crime and that’s something that is very serious,” OKC Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said. “And obviously when you have got a school full of kids and you have a fire that is suddenly set, that is something that can do a lot of damage.”

Police said this whole crime didn’t take too long, only about 30 seconds to commit

“It was through a video tape, there is video tape through out the schools and it clearly showed the kid going in and out of the stalls at the time of the fire,” Knight said.

Oklahoma City Public Schools sent us this statement on the incident:

“It is the goal of the Oklahoma City Public School District to provide a safe learning environment. At no point should any Oklahoma City Public School District student or employee participate in activities that jeopardize the safety of the school, students or staff. We are disappointed in the actions of the student and will respond with disciplinary actions according to the district student code of conduct.”  -OKCPS Administration

Daniel Neumann was arrested and taken to the Oklahoma County jail on charges of arson and endangering life.

Police said no one was hurt during the fire.