Westerville police said a student was arrested after allegedly starting a fire at Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Road.
According to reports, a fire alarm sounded at the school just before 2 p.m. Dec. 6. As students were being evacuated, administrators discovered a trash can was on fire in one of the bathrooms, according to reports.
A custodian extinguished the fire, reports stated.
Officials reviewed the security footage from the area of the bathroom and brought two students in for questioning. One student eventually told them that another student had lit a paper towel on fire and put it in the trash can, reports stated.
The student reported that as other items caught fire, he and another student tried to douse them with water, but were unsuccessful.
The student who allegedly set the fire was booked at the Westerville Division of Police. According to reports, police are preparing a grand jury packet for the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, and the student will be charged with aggravated arson.
Police are not releasing the boy's name or age.
In other recent incident reports from the Westerville Division of Police:
* A Westerville boy was charged after allegedly stealing a teacher's cellphone and keys at Westerville North High School, 950 County Line Road, on the afternoon of Dec. 1. When another teacher called the phone, she heard it ringing in the boy's pocket, according to reports.
The boy claimed he was going to give the items back to the teacher.
The school's principal recommended the boy be charged with theft through the Franklin County Juvenile Court, and officers filed the charge, reports stated.
* A pair of brothers, ages 51 and 53, were arrested after allegedly assaulting each other in the 200 block of Myrtle Drive on the evening of Dec. 3. The altercation turned physical, and police responded to a report of them fighting on the ground.
Both men were injured, and both were charged with domestic violence and assault after police could not determine an aggressor, reports stated.