Arson / Intentional Burning on ASU Campus

Last Updated on March 20, 2020 2:06 pm

On Friday March 03,2012, at 18.03 p.m., the Appalachian State University Police
Department received a Fire Alarm at Doughton Residence Hall. ASU Police
Department and the Boone Fire Department responded to the call. They discovered
that an unknown suspect had been lighting fire to the flyers attached to the
poster boards in Doughton Residence Hall. The fire was extinguished, and there
were no injuries reported. There are no suspects at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

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the crime(s).

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