Two Palmerton students arrested
Two students at Palmerton High School, Fireline Rd., in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County, are facing charges following two separate incidents at the school.
State police at Lehighton said a 16-year-old female from Palmerton is facing a charge of arson-dangerous burning after she allegedly lit papers on fire in the school gymnasium. The incident occurred about 7:15 a.m. on Feb. 16, troopers said.
A 17-year-old male student was found unlawfully in possession of a controlled substance at the school about 2 p.m. on Feb. 18. He will be charged with the drug count.