Two Anderson teens charged with trying to burn church

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Two South Carolina teens have been accused of trying to burn a church and school.

The boys, ages 13 and 14, were arrested early Tuesday in Anderson County. Their names were not released because of their ages.

Anderson County sheriff's Sgt. Andy Tribble says each boy is charged with second-degree arson and three counts of second-degree burglary.

A deputy's report says firefighters and deputies found a piece of paper burning in the middle of about two gallons of diesel fuel in an unlocked storage room at Homeland Park Elementary School.

Tribble says the boys were found about a mile away at Homeland Park Baptist Church, where they had broken in and tried to start another fire.

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