- Associated Press - Friday, December 23, 2016

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Three former students have pleaded not guilty to charges they set fire to San Luis Obispo High School’s computer lab.

The Tribune (https://bit.ly/2hQHWsE) reports 19-year-old Jacob Lee Ruth and 18-year-olds Cameron Ross Bratcher and Michael Giovanni Benadiba entered pleas Thursday to single counts of felony arson.

Ruth also pleaded not guilty to a separate count of arson and two felony second-degree burglary charges involving separate incidents at the school in the week leading up to the fire.

The Dec. 8 blaze caused $750,000 in damage.

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Information from: The Tribune, https://www.sanluisobispo.com


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