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Lawrence North HS students sent home early due to intentional bathroom fire

UPDATE: The student responsible for starting the fire has been identified and arrested, according to a Lawrence North High School Facebook post.

LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — Students at Lawrence North High School have been sent home early after a fire in a second floor bathroom was intentionally set, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.

School officials said the fire occurred late Wednesday morning. IFD said the fire started in a paper towel dispenser in a boys bathroom.

All students and staff were safely evacuated from the building and no one was injured.

Buses will be taking students home. Parents can pick their kids up at door 15 on the south end of the building.

School officials will make an announcement regarding a plan for Thursday’s classes later on Wednesday.

The fire is being investigated by the Lawrence Police Department.