Man charged with setting fire to Maine elementary school

GRAY, Maine (AP) — A man has been charged with setting fire to an elementary school in Maine, officials said Sunday.

Robert MacKenzie, 22, was charged with arson on Saturday after allegedly setting fire to Russell School, an elementary school in Gray, according to a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety.

MacKenzie is accused of setting a pile of leaves on fire in the school’s entryway. The fire reportedly damaged a table and a few other items in the entrance and released smoke throughout the school. There was minimal damage to the building.

MacKenzie was arrested Saturday afternoon and taken to Cumberland County Jail.

It was unclear if MacKenzie had a lawyer and there was no phone number listed for him.

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