MONROVIA (CBSLA.com) — A 17-year-old student suspected of intentionally setting fire to Monrovia High School has been arrested, police said Monday.
According to the Monrovia Fire Department, the third-alarm blaze erupted shortly after 12:30 a.m., located in the 800 block of West Colorado Boulevard.READ MORE: Biden To Announce COVID Testing Requirement For International Travelers, Insurance Reimbursement For At-Home Tests
Authorities arrived on scene and located flames and heavy smoke pouring out of the third floor of the building.
Investigators say the fire erupted within the counseling office on campus, where an undetermined but “severe” amount of damage was found.READ MORE: Oprah On Shooting Death Of Jacqueline Avant: ‘Numbed And In Shock’
Witnesses said they saw a boy throw something through a window to start the fire.
No injuries were reported.
Classes were in session Monday despite the blaze, officials said.MORE NEWS: Passengers Stranded After Fog Forces Several Flights To Divert To Ontario Airport
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.