Date and Time of Release: 29 November 2013
Date and Time of Incident: 27 November 2013
Subject: Sonora Elementary School Arson Fire Arrest
The Sonora Police Department, with the assistance of Cal Fire and the Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office conducted a joint investigation into the fire of Sonora Elementary School. Cal Fire was able to determine the fire was arson caused.
Several witnesses were interviewed during the investigation into this matter and a suspect was identified. The suspect was determined to be a 17 year old juvenile, who lives in the area near the school.
On 27 November 2013, the juvenile was contacted and interviewed regarding the fire. Following the interview he was taken into custody for the arson of the school. The juvenile was transported to the Tuolumne County Probation Department and turned over to their custody.
The investigation into this matter is continuing.