malicious burning of property

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It analyzed the plain and ordinary meaning of the words "vandalism," "malicious mischief" and "arson." "Vandalism" is defined in dictionaries as "willful or malicious destruction or defacement of...property." "Malicious mischief" is defined as "willful, wanton, or reckless damage to or destruction of another's property." Arson is defined as "the willful or malicious burning of property...." Because burning something is a form of damage, destruction or defacement, arson constitutes willful or malicious damage to or destruction or defacement of property.
It analyzed the plain and ordinary meaning of the words "vandalism," "malicious mischief" and "arson." "Vandalism" is defined in dictionaries as "willful or malicious destruction or defacement of property." "Malicious mischief" is defined as "willful, wanton, or reckless damage to or destruction of another's property." Arson is defined as "the willful or malicious burning of property ." Because burning something is a form of damage, destruction or defacement, arson constitutes willful or malicious damage to or destruction or defacement of property.
Geronimo, 17, of Millbury was taken into custody and charged with disrupting a school assembly, willful and malicious burning of property and attempted arson of a building.