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No bail for UC professor charged with setting fires at school attended by son who killed self
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) ¯¯¯ Bail has been denied for a college professor charged with arson for allegedly setting a series of fires at an Orange County high school his son once attended before committing suicide.
District attorney's spokeswoman Farrah Emami says a judge ordered 48-year-old Rainer Reinscheid held without bail at a hearing Tuesday, and postponed his arraignment until Aug. 8.
Prosecutors allege Reinscheid was plotting to kill students and teachers, then burn down the high school where his 14-year-old son had been a student before he was disciplined this past spring and killed himself at a park preserve.
Reinscheid has been charged with five counts of arson, one count of attempted arson and a misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing a police officer. He could get nearly 13 years in prison if convicted.