Arsonists attempt to set Clare Hall Secondary alight


POINTE XPRESS: An arson attempt at Clare Hall Secondary School on Tuesday evening resulted in classes being cancelled yesterday.


Emergency services were activated early Tuesday evening after unknown persons attempted to torch the school. According to reports, the arsonists threw a Molotov cocktail into the kitchenette of the school’s staff room.


The perpetrators are believed to have entered the campus from behind one of the buildings while the security guard was posted at the front of the compound.


A source revealed the situation could have been much worse than the minor damage caused to the kitchenette.


When the incendiary device was thrown, it melted a large, plastic, drinking water bottle that was on the floor, causing the water to pour out and extinguish the fire.


Additionally, the school’s motion sensor was triggered, alerting the security guard who investigated and summoned the police and fire departments.


Investigations have begun. Overtime, Clare Hall Secondary School has been the target of burglars who have entered the principal’s office, stealing the Central Processing Unit (CPU) of his computer, and caused damage to other property.


Tuesday evening’s arson attempt, however, was the first act intended to cause major damage to buildings and property belonging to the school.

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  1. I really hope and pray they get arrested soonest and dealt with to the full extension of the law. Why would someone want to burn down a school? A place of learning for our young children.Why?

    • To be honest with u this sounds like students themselves made and attempt to do this.. no grown person in the right mind would do such a thing.

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