Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Seven Year Old Seton Hall College Fire Case Resurfaces

Seven years ago a fire was set at a Seton Hall University dormitory that killed three freshman and injured fifty eight others.  On Monday, October 23, the jury selection began in the murder and arson trial of two former students.
Joseph T. LePore and Sean Ryan are the suspects accused of setting fire to a banner in a third-floor lounge after partying due to an earlier basketball game victory that evening.  The two former students have been free on bail.  The blaze started on January 19, 2000 in Boland Hall at the South Orange, New Jersey campus.
The fire has been a watershed wake up call for changes and improvements to college residence halls throughout the nation and the need to review, update and practice safety policies and procedures.

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