- Associated Press - Monday, November 10, 2014

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A former student at Heritage Christian School in Bozeman has denied charges that he set fires that caused more than $4.5 million in damages.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1EvyptW ) 24-year-old Zachary James Silflow pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of arson and two counts of burglary. District Judge Mike Salvagni continued Silflow’s bail at $500,000.

Silflow is charged with setting a fire in August 2012 and another last month.

Court records say Silflow is shown in surveillance video breaking into the school early on Oct. 24 with a gas can. Investigators say he acknowledged being responsible for the 2012 fire, as well. He said he was angry over being mistreated at the school.

Silflow’s defense attorney has said he suffers from serious mental health issues for which he takes medication.



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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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