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Rich Hill HS student lit bulletin board on fire: DA

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RICHMOND HILL — A Richmond Hill High School student was charged with allegedly setting a bulletin board on fire earlier this month, the Queens district attorney said.

Stephen Lezama, 16, of Brooklyn, was allegedly caught on surveillance video using a lighter to torch a bulletin board in Richmond Hill High School around noon Jan. 5, the DA said.

Lezama admitted that after lighting the board on fire, he thought better of it and returned to the hallway to extinguish the flames, but found teachers were already working on it, the DA said. The defendant apologized for the act, the DA said.

The teenager was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and arson, according to the DA.

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