Hull: 5th Grade Student Removed from School After Lighting Fire at School

An elementary school student in Hull is removed from the building after lighting a fire in a classroom.

At about 2:00 yesterday afternoon a 5th grade student at Jacobs Elementary School who was between periods allegedly entered an empty technology classroom and used a box of matches to light a pile of tissues on fire in the corner.

A teacher noticed the student’s absence, and when looking for him, noticed he was coming out of that classroom.

Moments later another teacher entered the classroom, discovered the small fire, and extinguished it in the classroom sink.

There was no damage to the building and no injuries reported.

The Hull Police department is investigating, and because the student is a minor there will be no charges – but police are advising and offering resources to the school district.

The student has been removed from the school on an emergency basis.

About Amy Leonard

Amy Leonard grew up in Carver and always had a passion for radio. She studied radio production at New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island, then moved to Martha's Vineyard where she worked as a DJ at WVVY producing the midday show called PB and Jams. She has since then camped across the country to California but has made her way back to the only home she knows, the South Shore.