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Two Palmerton students arrested

Published February 24. 2010 05:00PM

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.

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