Authorities Arrested Two Juveniles After a Fire at the Rawlins County Junior and Senior High School

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The State Fire Marshal’s Office in Topeka Ks says two teenagers were taken into custody after a fire broke out at the Rawlins County Junior and Senior High School on Monday morning.

On Tuesday night, authorities arrested the two juveniles as their office determined that the fire was started by arson. There is no update on the extent of the damage. Charges relating to this incident will be referred to the Rawlins County attorney. 

The Office of the State Fire Marshal worked alongside the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Atwood Police Department, and the Rawlins County Sheriff’s Office with this investigation.

The superintendent of Rawlins County Public Schools, USD 105, posted a message on the district’s Facebook page after the fire saying " As you know, the Junior-Senior High School sustained a fire this morning. Smoke was discovered when opening for the summer weight program. Atwood, local, and area fire departments responded to the fire. It appears the building has sustained significant damage, but the extent is unknown. It is still an active scene, please stay away for now.

Thank you for our community’s support, especially all of the fire crews and emergency personnel.

We'll have more on the story as soon as it's available.