Auburn Teen Arrested For Setting Fire To Elementary School

AUBURN (CBS13) – Police have arrested a teenager for allegedly setting fire to Auburn’s Skyridge Elementary School last year.

The fire broke out at the school at around 6:30 p.m. on September 18, 2012. Fire investigators on-scene determined the fire was intentionally set. The fire caused $2,500 in damage. No structures were threatened.

Two suspects were identified early on, and evidence was sent to a crime lab for analysis, according to Auburn Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Dale Hutchins.

On Monday a school resource officer arrested a 14-year-old suspect who, soon after his arrest, confessed to starting the fire. He was booked into Placer County Juvenile Hall on arson and unrelated charges.

Police haven’t said why the teen started the fire.


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