Arson suspected in western Wis. elementary school fire


Classes at St. Croix Central Elementary School in Roberts, Wis. have been cancelled for the remainder of the school year due to a fire that officials suspect is arson, FOX 9 reports.

The blaze broke out around 4 a.m. Tuesday, torching the main office and library at the front of the building and causing smoke damage to classrooms.

School administrators are meeting Tuesday to find alternative locations for the 600 kindergarten through fourth grade students to finish out the last 26 days of the school year.

No one was injured in the fire, according to KSTP.

"It's a terrible, terrible thing. You think something like this will never happen," St. Croix Central Schools Superintendant David Bradley told KARE 11. "We're fortunate it happened at night when no one was in the building."

Roberts is located about 40 miles east of the Twin Cities.

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