- Associated Press - Monday, April 21, 2014

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) - The former Dickinson principal accused of setting fire to his school has been arraigned.

Thirty-year-old Thomas Sander on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges of arson and endangerment by fire. Both are felonies that carry a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison.

Authorities say Sander is responsible for the March 3 fire at Trinity High School.

Sander is out on a $50,000 bond. The state placed him under the custody of Thomas Sander Sr. and he can only travel within Stark, Burleigh and Morton counties. He is banned from contacting school officials.

Students at the Catholic high school have been taking classes at temporary locations across Dickinson since the fire. They are expected to return to the high school for the next academic year.



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