CLAYTON, N.C. -- Police in Clayton have charged a 13-year-old with starting a fire that destroyed a child care center that was under construction last week.
The teen faces two felonies: breaking and entering, and burning a building under construction.
Investigators think the teen likely slipped from his or her home in the early hours of April 5, drove a family car to the site of the fire and returned home before dawn.
Clayton Police Chief Glen Allen declined to discuss how the authorities came to suspect the 13-year-old, but said the teen lived near the scene of the fire.
Information from: The News & Observer
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