MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - On the heels of two homemade bombs set off at Craigmont High School, two juveniles have been arrested for setting a trash can on fire at the school Monday morning.
According to Lt. Wayne Cooke with the Memphis Fire Department, two 15-year-old boys set fire to a large plastic garbage can on May 7. Both teens were arrested for arson and transported to Juvenile Court.
Just last week, the school was evacuated by the MPD Bomb Unit after two makeshift bottle bombs exploded, sending an assistant principal to the hospital for inhaling the fumes.
In light of that incident, school officials placed the school on lockdown after the trash can fire and students were held in the gymnasium until classes were dismissed.
Craigmont seniors Leviticus Lacy, Tarif Johnson and Shaquille Watson, all 18 years old, were charged with Aggravated Assault, Felony Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of Prohibited Weapon (Felony) for the May 3 bomb incident. They remain at the Shelby County Jail on $300,000 bond.
The last day of classes for Memphis City Schools is May 18.