Cranbrook RCMP along with Fire and Emergency Services responded to the fire at Laurie Middle School on the morning of Nov. 11.

Youth arrested in Laurie fire investigation

Cranbrook RCMP have taken a suspect into custody relating to last week's fire at Laurie Middle School.

  • Nov. 19, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Cranbrook RCMP

Cranbrook RCMP have taken a suspect into custody relating to last week’s fire at Laurie Middle School.

On Nov. 11, RCMP and the Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services jointly began an investigation into the fire which started on the roof of Laurie Middle School.

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, after an exhaustive investigation, Cranbrook RCMP took a 14 year old youth male into custody for arson. The youth has since been released and is on a curfew. He is to appear next in court on Dec. 7.

Cranbrook RCMP would like to thank the fire department, school staff and students of Laurie Middle School for their assistance during this investigation.

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