31 Aug 2015

Hamilton police investigate school fire

2:47 pm on 31 August 2015

Police in Hamilton are investigating a school fire, in which tyres under a wheelchair access ramp and clinic were set alight.

The fire occurred at the Hamilton East School yesterday morning.

Police said two buildings at the school, the hall and a dental clinic, had varying degrees of damage.

Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson said any attack on a school was tragic, and asked for anyone with information to contact the police.