Police investigating after three fires in Cabrini University dorm

- Students at Cabrini University want answers after fires keep breaking out in their dorm.

On the 3rd floor of Cabrini University’s East Residence Hall a security guard is standing watch on the look-out for a firebug.

"It just keeps happening and no one is really saying much about what’s happening. We want to make it stop because it’s happened more than a once," student Amy Kodrich said.

There's been fires in 3rd floor bathrooms—three since mid-December—each one of them set in the trash.

"We’re trying to come up with a reason why this is occurring. It’s a huge safety issue which we’re concerned about," Radnor Township Police Deputy Supt. Christopher Flanagan told FOX 29.

There were two fires set in the overnight on December 14 and another just last Tuesday at 1:30 a.m., according to police.

"It’s a relatively safe community, but I’m feeling very uncomfortable right now," student Abigail Scardelletti said.

Police say their “pressing to solve” the case. A parent of a Cabrini freshman tells FOX 29 the school failed to alert Radnor Township authorities to the December fires.

A spokesperson for Cabrini tells FOX 29, “The local fire marshal reached out to the university while it was investigating the December fires.”

Police say the university did call them after the February 6 trash fire. Cabrini says students and parents were informed last week by email. According to Radnor police, they’ve called in county investigators to help in the probe of what they call a “serious” crime.

"It’s a significant crime. A significant risk.  It rises to the felony level," Flanagan said.

 

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