ANN ARBOR (AP) – Two teenagers were arrested last night after allegedly setting an American flag on fire at the University of Michigan.

Paul Wong

Police said the boys, ages 15 and 16, ignited the flag around 6:30 p.m. near the school’s Hill Auditorium. They then ran away. The teens were arrested when they returned to the scene.

“The crime was setting a fire on campus,” said Diane Brown, a spokeswoman for the university’s public safety department. “What was set on fire happened to be an American flag.”

Brown stressed that the teens were not Michigan students and were not affiliated with the university. “They were just walking around looking for trouble,” she said. Police quickly extinguished the fire.

Brown said more people may have been involved and the case will be turned over to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor.

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