Hardin Co. teacher accused of setting fires at Elizabethtown restaurant

Published: May. 11, 2017 at 1:26 AM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2017 at 8:20 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Hardin County teacher has been suspended with pay after being arrested on an arson charge.

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Brant Weiss, 29, of Elizabethtown, is charged with one count of with first-degree arson.

The fires Weiss is accused of setting happened May 5 and 6 at Wicked-Eyed Woman Gastropub in the 100 block of W. Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown. One was in an indoor trash can; the other in an outdoor planter. Elizabethtown police say the business was occupied at the time of both fires.

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Weiss is an English teacher at John Hardin High School. An investigation has been launched by Hardin County Schools (HCS). A spokesman for HCS said Weiss is suspended with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

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