A young man from St. Andrew’s is charged with arson as a result of a dispute he had with his mother last week.
A high level source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper the 16-year old student allegedly set alight two bottles of gasoline in order to commit the act.
The source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the young man who resides with his mother at Telescope, St. Andrew’s threw one of the lighted bottles in the verandah, and the other at the electric meter which caught fire.
Police Officers attached to the Grenville Fire Department were called out and they distinguished the fire.
According to the source, the young man was reacting to his mother’s, alleged cutting of his shoe, and two days later burning some of his clothes.