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Vista Ridge High student accused of trying to burn bathroom


A female student at Vista Ridge High School in Cedar Park is accused of trying to set fire to a school bathroom, according to an arrest affidavit.

Briana Wallick, 17, is charged with arson, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in jail.

A teacher told the assistant principal about 2:40 p.m. Nov. 4 that Wallick “had attempted to light the bathroom on fire,” the affidavit said.

It said the assistant principal went into the girl’s bathroom and saw burnt toilet paper that was wedged into the toilet paper dispenser.

“The wedged toilet paper looked like it was intentionally placed to light the rest of the toilet paper on fire to cause maximum destruction,” the affidavit said. The dispenser was damaged while it was on fire, according to the affidavit.

It said Wallick told the teacher who reported the incident that she had a lighter and “she was trying to (light) the end and the whole thing exploded.”

Wallick also told the assistant principal “that she lit the toilet paper because she loves fire,” the affidavit said.

It said police were notified about the incident Nov. 9. Police also had a separate incident with Wallick on Nov. 8 “when she refused to comply with staff and she began walking around the school screaming that she would burn the school down,” according to the affidavit.

Wallick was being held Monday in the Williamson County Jail with bail set at $5,000 for the arson charge. She also was charged in an unrelated case with theft and possession of drug paraphernalia Friday, according to court records. Her bail for those two charges is set at $1,000.


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