Both are now missing class as they are being held on $16,900 bonds. First degree arson carries a sentence of one to 20 years in prison while terroristic acts carry five to 20 years in prison.
Surveillance cameras led fire investigators and Gwinnett school police to the two alleged felons. Both admitted their involvement when questioned by school authorities and arrest warrants were later taken out, Rutledge said.
Things worked out better for the other students at the school. Since the fires were set around 2 p.m. near the end of the school day, their classmates got to leave early, said Sloan Roach, spokeswoman with Gwinnett schools.
“We just went ahead and released the students,” she said.