PRESS RELEASE

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 8:52 p.m. Warren County Sheriff’s Office Communications received a call from a citizen who advised that lights in the E. Wilson Morrison School were flickering and a loud crackling noise could be heard.  Warren County Fire and Rescue were dispatched and they arrived on scene 8:57 p.m. Warren County Fire determined that there was in fact a working fire at the school.  Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire.  Warren County Communications advised deputies of the situation and they arrived at the school at 9:07 p.m. The school had sustained smoke and water damage.  Deputies assessed the scene and determined the fire had been deliberately set.  Warren County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators and Warren County Fire Investigators responded to the scene to work jointly on the investigation.  Two juvenile male suspects have been identified and investigators are currently seeking several felony charges. 

Anyone having information regarding this case should contact Investigator Allen Smoot at (540) 635-7100.                  

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April 11, 2013

Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron