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Teenager Appears In Court

A teenager went to court Wednesday afternoon to answer to charges he set a high school English teacher's house on fire.

18-year-old Garrett Young pleaded not guilty in Nicholas County.

Last week, authorities say Garrett, along with three other teens, set fireworks off on the front porch of Dreama Griffith's home.

Police say they meant it as a prank, but it turned dangerous. Griffith escaped from her burning home, but everything she owns was lost.

A tip led authorities to the four involved, after one of the juveniles wrote about the prank on the website Myspace.

Young was taken to the Montgomery County Jail,.charged with arson and criminal mischief. 18-year-old Jordan Stewart is charged with criminal trespassing.

The other two teenagers do not face charges.

On Wednesday, the judge ruled that Young could have no contact with Griffith.


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