AFD on scene South Amherst High School
Amherst Fire Department responded to a "small fire in the office" at the alternative South Amherst High School late this morning. The fire was both small and contained, although the school was evacuated for about an hour.
A busload of students arrived shortly after the fire and were relocated to the park area
Two officers were seen placing a young man in a cruiser and heading back to APD headquarters. A detective and AFD's arson investigator were also called to the scene. The investigation is being handled in house by APD and AFD, and the State Fire Marshal has not been called in.
APD and AFD leaving the scene
Staff and students return to the building (no damage from fire)
W/ APD, the entire ARHS community - adults and students, alike - practiced lock down and shelter in place. Students performed very well.Schools are getting serious about these kinds of things
— Mark Jackson (@ARHSPrincipal) September 16, 2013