Three teenagers arrested for setting fire to a Molotov cocktail at a South Carolina school

Authorities in Lexington County, South Carolina, arrested and charged three teenagers for detonating a Molotov cocktail near an elementary school late on January 29. Video released by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department shows the three suspects walking through the Pleasant Hill parking lot. Elementary school before the explosion of improvised explosives. “Based on information obtained during the investigation and questioning of suspects, the three took Mason’s sealed can of gasoline, which had a T-shirt on it, as a safety catch for Pleasant Hill Elementary School,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said on Facebook. After seeing a social media post and news of the incident, the three boys are Dylan Maples, 19; Ted Miller, 18; and a third teenager, who was not named because he was a minor, turned himself in and was charged with possession of an explosive device. Maples and Miller were arrested and taken to the Lexington County Detention Center, while the third teenager was handed over to his parents. His case was due to be heard in Lexington County Family Court, the sheriff’s office said. Credit: Lexington County Sheriff’s Department via Storyful.