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Kent State police still searching for arsonist

By Marchae Grair Published: November 8, 2012

Kent State Police are still investigating an arsonist who set fires in Prentice hall, a Kent State dormitory. In the span of approximately a week, the arsonist set fire to five signs placed above resident doorways. No one was hurt or injured, and no property, other than the signs, was damaged. 

"The police just want to see if anybody have information about any incidents," said Emily Vincent, Director of Media Relations at Kent State. "We're taking this seriously, and we're looking out for the people who live there."
Police held a meeting with residents of the dorm Nov. 6 to give safety precautions and ask for information, according to Vincent. They have increased patrols around the area to help find the arsonist.  The campus was alerted about the arson, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act. Vincent said they were not trying to create panic, as no one has been hurt, but the Clery Act requires students to hear about crimes occurring on campus which could become dangerous for other students.