Teens tried to torch school

Three teenagers tried to set fire to a senior high school in Peristeri, western Athens, at the end of last year, police said yesterday as they referred the case to a prosecutor. Two of the school’s pupils, aged 17 and 18, and an 18-year-old technical college student allegedly broke into the school on New Year’s Eve and set alight two teachers’ desks, causing -4,000 worth of damage. One of the teenagers attempted to set fire to the school’s heating fuel tank, police said. The students also allegedly stole -3,000 in cash which had been collected for a school outing. Police said that the boys’ parents have returned the money to the school. Meanwhile, authorities in Serres, northern Greece, said that a prosecutor is due to decide whether two boys, aged 15 and 16, should face charges after allegedly burning the Greek flag in their schoolyard last week.