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No bail for UC Irvine professor charged with arson
No bail for UC professor charged with setting fires at school attended by son who killed self
By The Associated Press

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.

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