- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) - A DeKalb County elementary school that was damaged by arson is reopening.

WSB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1yUA9Mu) that more than 100 people worked around the clock to repair Fairington Elementary School in Lithonia so that it could reopen for classes on Monday.

DeKalb Fire and Rescue crews found smoke and flames coming from a Fairington classroom around 5 p.m. Jan. 17. Fire officials say they’re investigating the blaze as arson, given that it happened on a weekend when the school was empty.

Investigators also say a suspect is seen on surveillance footage, and they’re searching for that person.

Police are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to a conviction and arrest.



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Information from: WSB-TV, https://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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