8 Sep 2014

Suspicious fire at Dunedin high school

4:58 pm on 8 September 2014

A Dunedin high school expects to know by the end of the day how a suspicious fire started in a bathroom at the school.

Logan Park High School

Logan Park High School was the scene of a fire this morning. Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer

Four teachers and two students from Logan Park High School had to be treated after inhaling smoke from a burning paper dispenser in a girls' toilet about 9am today.

The affected staff and students had all recovered by this afternoon.

Police are investigating the fire and principal Jane Johnson said the school would also look into the "serious' incident.

"Anybody who had made and unsafe environment for the rest of the school is certainly my concern,"

Ms Johnson said.

She said the school's disciplinary actions will depend on the individual circumstances once known.