Student accused of setting fire at school out on bond

Malcolm Gerrell Singleton (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
Malcolm Gerrell Singleton (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - The student accused of setting a trash can on fire at West Ashley High School is now out of jail on bond.

Police charged 18-year-old Malcolm Singleton on Wednesday with third-degree arson.

Singleton was given a personal recognizance bond, meaning he didn't have to pay.

Firefighters with the Charleston Fire Department had responded to the school located off of Glenn McConnell Parkway a little after 9 a.m. Officials say the fire started in a trash can on the third floor.

Police say Malcolm lit a couple of empty boxes on fire that were inside of the classroom. Officials say no one was hurt and the school resumed a normal scheduled.

According to a school district spokesman, Singleton's case has been referred to the office of student placement which will decide if he should be recommended for expulsion.

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