Montrose officials investigating arson at high school

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO) - The Montrose Police Department is investigating a case of arson at Montrose High School.

Police say two fires were set within the school and though no one was hurt, say it’s a serious crime.

The incidents happened Monday, one fire started in the morning and one just after noon in two separate boys bathrooms.

Each time the fires were put out quickly, but not before damaging parts of the restrooms.

The school was never evacuated but police and fire officials were called in to investigate after the second fire was set.

The suspect could be facing second degree arson a class four felony. That charge carries a maximum sentence of six years or a $500,000 fine.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 82719147 - nbc11news.com/a?a=82719147