NEW INFORMATION: Police say student intentionally started fire at school


HOLMEN, Wis. (WEAU) -- Holmen Police now say a fire at Holmen Middle School was intentionally set.

Chief Mike McHugh says a middle school student started the fire on May 14th. No one was hurt but students had to be evacuated.

The fire started in the men's bathroom on the second floor of the school. There was only minor damage.

Chief McHugh says the student has been referred to juvenile authorities.
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HOLMEN, Wis. (WEAU) -- A middle school was evacuated after a fire this morning.

The principal at Holmen Middle School says someone pulled a fire alarm around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Holmen Police Chief says there was a fire in a men's bathroom on the second floor of the school. He says it left minor damage. Part of the second floor had to be closed off. Nobody was hurt.

"We got all of our students and staff out of the building, got them all accounted for, and everyone is safe, and the building is safe, and that s what' s absolutely the most important thing to us," said principal Ryan Vogler.

"Right now, we're investigating the fire to see if it was accidental or if it was intentionally set," police chief Michael McHugh told us at the scene.

Classes at Holmen Middle School went on as usual.


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