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Student Arrested for Gasson, Stokes Fires

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (11-27-13)--A Boston College student has been arrested after he confessed to lighting fires in Gasson and Stokes halls on November 9.

Pengliang Yue, a junior from Shenzhen, China, was arraigned today in Newton District Court on one count of arson, three counts of attempted arson, four counts of malicious destruction of property and one count of disorderly conduct.

He was issued a summary suspension from the University upon his arrest.

Boston College Police arrested Yue November 26, after an investigation of the fires. He will be prosecuted by the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office.

--Office of News & Public Affairs