PORTLAND, Jamaica – The police have taken an 18-year-old student of the College of Agriculture, Science and Education into custody, after he reportedly confessed to setting a dormitory at the Portland institution on fire.
The student, who is pursuing an associate degree in general agriculture at the school, is to be questioned by police in the presence of his lawyers.
It’s reported that the police recovered a container with gasoline during their investigations.
Meanwhile, classes are continuing normally at CASE following the fire on one of the school’s male dormitories this morning.
One student remains in hospital following the fire while three others have been treated and released.
The fire affected two rooms on the male dormitory at the college’s West campus facility shortly after 2 o’clock.
Four persons were trapped inside two rooms but a security guard and students knocked out the windows and rescued them. (Gleaner)