Suspect Identified In Danvers High School Fire

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DANVERS (WBZ NewsRadio) — A 15 year old student is responsible for a fire set Wednesday at Danvers High School, officials say.

The fire caused an evacuation of the school until firefighters arrived and quickly extinguished the flames in the 3rd floor men's bathroom. Students were dismissed for the remainder of the school day due to cleanup procedures.

According to a press release from the Danvers Police Department, officials have concluded that this was an "intentional act of vandalism" and that the act caused thousands of dollars in damage.

Initial findings from this investigation point to this being an isolated incident. Criminal charges are pending as the town's Criminal Investigation Division is working closely with the Essex County District Attorney's Office to complete the investigation.

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