Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Fire at West Junior High

Fire at West Junior High

Boise, March 15, 2006 – Boise Police Arson Investigators are on the scene of a small fire reported this morning at West Junior High.

The call came in approx. 9:16 a.m. When fire crews and school resource officers arrived, they found a small fire in a boys bathroom near the south end of the building. The fire appeared to be contained to one stall.

At this point, arson investigators say the cause of the fire looks suspicious.

School Resource Officers report students, staff and faculty inside the school at the time were safely evacuated.

Please direct questions regarding school evacuation procedures to Dan Hollar with Boise Schools.