California Professor Charged With Arson

Rainer Klaus Reinscheid, 48, allegedly started fires at an Irvine high school after son's suicide.
1:30 | 08/01/12

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Other people vs -- thousand. -- -- -- UCI professor made his first appearance in court his arraignment was delayed but he remains behind bars without bail facing six felony arson counts. The longtime pharmaceutical science professor lives here near the UCI campus. His neighbor told us off camera he became extremely distraught when his fourteen year old son hanged himself at the Mason park preserve. His son clause was a student at university high school authorities say the hanging happened after clause was disciplined by campus administrator. After the death Ryan shot allegedly tried to burn down the home of that administrator she got smoked at. -- other neighbors say that administrator feared for his safety installed security cameras after the fire was. A lot of Bob crumpled up newspapers that set. With like kerosene -- something I mean even melt so the sprinklers -- that is accused of setting other fires at university high school and at the Mason park preserve where officers say they caught in the act. Then investigators found emails with -- even more sinister plans. In those emails he's accused of laying out detailed plans for purchasing guns committing acts of murder. Against that school students and administrators. Burning down the school building burn it to the ground. And killing himself. In front of Ryan -- office that you CI students can't believe the news about one of their own so surprising because at least -- -- I think the safest community and the United States and I'm on the -- right now I don't know -- this thing can this guy outside they don't know what they're going on inside.

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