Two arrested over arson at Invercargill school

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Two teenagers have been arrested for the arson of an Invercargill school earlier this month.

The January 3 fire at James Hargest High School in Invercargill destroyed two new classroom, causing an estimated $700,000 in damage.

The two men, aged 18 and 19, will appear in the Invercargill District Court this afternoon on arson and burglary charges.

The will also face further charges relating to an incident on October 7 when picnic tables at the school were set alight.


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