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Tennessee Tech student accused of trying to set car on fire

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COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A fraternity member at Tennessee Tech is accused last week of trying to set a car on fire after getting into a fight with another fraternity member.

A witness said the student, John Null, 19, of Mt. Juliet, TN, got into a fight on Jefferson Avenue with members of the TKE fraternity.

Null, a Kappa Sigma fraternity member, is accused of trying to then set a car on fire at the TKE house in retaliation.

Witnesses told reporters from the Herald Citizen they saw Null putting a lit piece of paper into a car gas tank.

Police said there was a large group of students nearby that would have been in immediate danger if the car had exploded.  No one was injured.

Null was taken to the Putnam County Jail and held on $25,500 bond.

He faces charges of car arson, reckless endangerment and public intoxication.

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