Close call at CBS school
A 16-YEAR-OLD boy attempted to set fire to Wexford CBS Secondary School on Saturday morning.
The incident happened between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Saturday morning last when the school was broken into.
Local Gardaí rushed to the scene after receiving a report of a fire in the school on Green Street.
They were beaten to the scene by a keyholder to the school, one of its teachers, who managed to extinguish the fire.
Fire damage to the tune of €1,000 was caused to a classroom and the principal's office door.
The offender had fled after setting the fire, but later on Saturday morning the Gardaí caught up with him.
The 16-year-old, who is from the wider Wexford area – and is understood not to be a student at the school – was interviewed and admitted breaking into the school and setting the fire.