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15 year old charged in connection with fire at Fairfield High School

Students and staff were evacuated Wednesday morning after a fire alarm went off at the high school
Students and staff were evacuated Wednesday morning after a fire alarm went off at the high school(source: AP image)
Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 10:23 AM CDT
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FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) -New details are out on the fire at Fairfield High School on Wednesday. The Jefferson County Attorney said in a press release, firefighters found a small fire in a top floor bathroom and quickly put it out. The flame and smoke damage was contained to the bathroom and didn’t spread to the other areas of the school.

Authorities have charged a 15-year-old juvenile as a result of the investigation into the fire.

The juvenile was identified and charged with Reckless Use of Fire, a serious misdemeanor. The case has been referred to the Juvenile Court Officer.

Original story: Fairfield High School students and staff had to evacuate their building on Wednesday morning after the fire alarm went off.

According to the school district, the alarm went off around 9:35 a.m.

All students and staff got out of the building safely. Fairfield Fire and Police Department arrived on the scene at 9:50 a.m.

Everyone remained outside with both departments going into the building.

The area that created the alarm was identified and secured by both departments. Students have been dismissed for the day.

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