State’s attorney won’t prosecute UVM students for arson – VT Digger

UVM police cited five students for arson in a residence hall. Now the state’s attorney won’t take the cases.

"Interim Police Chief Tim Bilodeau said the county prosecutor’s office handed the case back to UVM Monday to deal with internally. Police had announced Sunday they had arrested Abigail Coughlin, Anna Siegel, Olivia Cull, Mackenzie Callanan and Jonathan Kraus and charged them with second-degree arson. That charge carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine, according to Vermont law. UVM Police believe the five students were responsible for setting fire to pieces of paper stuck to other students’ doors inside of Harris residence hall early Sunday morning.

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