Elizabeth High School students were evacuated after a trash fire was started in the boys bathroom. On April 3, the Elizabeth Fire Protection District …
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Elizabeth High School students were evacuated after a trash fire
was started in the boys bathroom.
On April 3, the Elizabeth Fire Protection District was on scene
after a male student allegedly started the fire in the bathroom on
the north side of the school.
Students were out of the school for approximately 45 minutes and
firefighters searched the entire school before permitting anyone
back in the building, said Kellie Lanphere, human resources
director for the Elizabeth C-1 School District.
The male student who allegedly started the fire was caught on
security cameras and taken to the Elizabeth Police Department for
Lanphere said the bathroom did have slight damage, but no other
areas of the school were affected. She said, at this point there is
no motive for the fire.
Superintendent Paul Dellacroce said the appropriate disciplinary
actions are being taken according to district policies.
“We are working with both the Elizabeth Fire Protection District
and the Elizabeth Police Department,” he said.
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