- Associated Press - Thursday, November 17, 2016

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - An 18-year-old man has been arrested for a fire at the Little Axe High School Field House that destroyed much of the school’s football equipment.

Norman public safety spokeswoman Sarah Jensen says the man was arrested Thursday and is being held in the Cleveland County jail on five counts of arson after admitting to setting four other fires in the area.

Online court records do not show that the man has been formally charged.

The Aug. 22 fire at the field house caused an estimated $50,000 to $80,000 in damage to a locker room and heavily damaged football helmets, jerseys, pads, cleats and other gear.

Several Oklahoma schools donated equipment and gear to the school to allow the team to play this season.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide