STUDENTS CHARGED IN FIRE AT CHAPARRAL ELEMENTARY

STUDENTS CHARGED IN FIRE AT CHAPARRAL ELEMENTARY

Two 11-year-old boys have been charged with attempted arson following a Tuesday fire inside Chaparral Elementary School.

The Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services Department reported a call from the school at 12:23 p.m. The trash-can fire in the third-grade hallway had already been extinguished by school staff when firefighters arrived moments after the call.

No students were injured, but the building was temporarily evacuated as a safety precaution.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.