Suspicious fire closes Yonkers high school

Classes are canceled today at Saunders High School as investigators are probing fire as a possible case of arson.

Classes are canceled today at Saunders High School as investigators are probing fire as a possible case of arson. (2/27/17)

YONKERS - Officials closed Saunders High School in Yonkers Monday for cleanup after a suspicious weekend fire.

Authorities say the blaze broke out in the Palmer Road school Saturday around 5:30 a.m. The school had been closed the previous week for mid-winter vacation.

Yonkers police say someone forced their way in through a ground-floor window.

School officials visited the site and decided to close the building to students Monday to continue the cleanup. Officials say teachers still reported to work.

The school district told News 12 that most of the damage is to the main office and lobby areas.

Saunders High School is expected to reopen Tuesday.

 

 

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