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Principal accused of setting fire to North Dakota school

Posted: Updated: March 5, 2014 01:33 PM

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) - The principal of Trinity High School in Dickinson has been formally charged with setting fire to the school.

Thirty-year-old Thomas Sander faces charges of arson and endangerment by fire or explosion, both felonies that carry a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison. Court documents do not list an attorney for him and a home telephone listing for him could not be found. He was due to make his initial court appearance Wednesday.

Police and fire officials are still investigating. Dickinson Catholic Schools President Steve Glasser says school officials plan to release a statement Wednesday.

The fire early Monday heavily damaged the school. Students have been given the week off while school officials decide how to proceed for the rest of the school year.



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