Arson probe after fire at school

TWO teenage boys have been arrested after a blaze at a school this morning (Tuesday). The fire broke at Veralum School in St Albans – a school attended by nearly 50 pupils from Welwyn Hatfield. Students were evacuated from the secondary school after the f

TWO teenage boys have been arrested after a blaze at a school this morning (Tuesday).

The fire broke at Veralum School in St Albans - a school attended by nearly 50 pupils from Welwyn Hatfield.

Students were evacuated from the secondary school after the fire took hold in a first-floor classroom at about 11.30am.

It caused substantial damage to at least three rooms and the roof of the Brampton Road building.


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Police confirmed the two boys are being questioned on suspicion of arson.

The school, which remained closed for the rest of today, is expected to open tomorrow as normal.

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Parents are urged to check the school's website at www.verulamschool.net for any change to that.

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