UW-Madison student arrested in dorm fire

CREATED May 20, 2013

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin-Madison Police have arrested a 19-year-old student for allegedly setting fire to a bulletin board in a residence hall.

Police responded to fire alarms in Sellery Hall early Saturday and determined the source was a bulletin board on the ninth floor of the B Tower in the residence hall.

University police interviewed witnesses and arrested a male student.

A house fellow had written up the student earlier Saturday morning for urinating in the women's restroom shower stalls.

Police believe he set the bulletin board outside the house fellow's room on fire in retaliation for being disciplined.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports the damage was contained to the bulletin board.

The student was booked into the Dane County Jail.