Youth ap­pre­hended

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Po­lice have lo­cated a per­son in re­la­tion to an early morn­ing blaze that rav­aged two class­rooms at a North Can­ter­bury school. Emer­gency ser­vices were called to Ka­iapoi North School about 1.45am on Thurs­day. Po­lice re­leased CCTV footage yes­ter­day of a per­son drag­ging and toss­ing a wheelie bin at the time of the blaze. A po­lice spokesman said po­lice were not look­ing for any­one else in re­la­tion to the in­ci­dent and would like to thank the com­mu­nity for its as­sis­tance. No ar­rests had been made but the case would be re­ferred to Youth Aid, he said. Ka­iapoi North School prin­ci­pal Ja­son Miles said he was re­lieved some­one had been found. ‘‘I’m re­lieved . . . it re­as­sures the com­mu­nity that we won’t have any re­peats of this ac­tion.’’ Staff were still very emo­tional about the lost class­rooms, he said. No-one was in­jured in the fire, but there was sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to the build­ing.

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