Mar 12, 2013 3:38 PM by Elaine Sheridan

Sheriff's Office says school fire is arson

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says that the fire at Evans Elementary School this morning was arson, and a student is a suspect. 

This morning a small fire on a lower level of the school filled the building with smoke and forced an evacuation.

Students, who were in the middle of taking TCAP tests were then bused to nearby Sand Creek High School where parents could pick them up.

No students were injured. The damage estimate is unknown at this time.



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