A massive fire at an elementary school is being investigated as arson.
Police have announced that a massive fire that blasted through a primary school in Ormskirk is being investigated as arson.
On Thursday, June 17, around 7.30 p.m., six fire engines arrived at Asmall Primary School on Tennyson Drive in Ormskirk.
According to LancsLive, firefighters worked for two hours to put out the fire.
After a squabble over a fare, a taxi driver was stabbed in the arm.
Because a large portion of the facility has been damaged, students were asked to remain home on Friday, June 18.
Detectives are now investigating the event as arson and are looking for witnesses as well as camera footage.
No arrests have been made at this time, according to Lancashire Police, and investigators are encouraging residents to review their CCTV or dashcam footage to see if they captured anyone acting suspiciously in the vicinity before or after the incident.
“This incident has had a catastrophic impact on the school and the local community as a whole, and we are working to determine the exact cause of it,” said DS Elizabeth Martin of South CID.
“We’ve already made a number of inquiries, and we’re now urging members of the public to come forward if they saw anything or have any mobile phone, CCTV, or dashcam footage that could help us with our inquiry.
“We’re especially interested in footage from before and after the building began to fill with smoke. We’d also welcome any footage that shows anyone acting suspiciously in the vicinity in the days leading up to or after the fire.”
Parents expressed their grief over the fire, with one Anne Linden creating a GoFundMe page for “wonderful school” that has already earned more than half of its £2,500 goal.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Lancashire Police via email at [email protected] or by phone at 101, mentioning log 1424 from June 17, 2021.