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Texas State student faces federal charge for anti-Semitic arson

Franklin Barrett Sechriest is facing a federal charge. (Austin Fire Department)

An 18-year-old Texas State University student is now facing a federal arson charge following his arrest for setting fire to Congregation Beth Israel. Court documents revealed Monday show the teenager's inner thoughts before and after the fire.

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18-year-old arrested in connection with synagogue fire

Franklin Barrett Sechriest, 18, has been arrested in connection with the fire. (Austin Fire Department)

Austin Fire Department arson investigators have arrested an 18-year-old who they believe is connected to a fire at Congregation Beth Israel on Halloween night, causing an estimated $25,000 in damage.

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Austin Fire Department seeking help finding synagogue arson suspect

The synagogue will be closed until damage can be repaired. (Congregation Beth Israel)

The Austin Fire Department is asking for the public's help in locating the suspect in connection to a potential arson case that started on Halloween night at a synagogue.

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