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Boy, 12, charged over school fire in Dunbar

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A 12-year-old boy has been charged with wilful fireraising at a school in Dunbar.

Dunbar Grammar School on Summerfield Road was set alight at about 09:20 on Tuesday.

The boy will be reported to the Children's Reporter.

Insp Andy Hill, of Police Scotland, said: "Starting fires deliberately is an extremely dangerous act that can obviously have serious and potentially catastrophic consequences."

He added: "Fortunately, on this occasion, the fire was put out quickly and no-one was injured as a result."

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