Boy charged over fire that devastated school
A BOY has been charged in connection with a fire that caused “serious damage” to a secondary school in the Scottish Borders.
Pupils and staff were evacuated as fire crews tackled the blaze at Peebles High School shortly before 1pm on Thursday last week.
Up to 70 firefighters were on site at the height of the blaze, with many remaining well into the Friday to dampen down remaining hotspots.
Yesterday, Police Scotland confirmed one boy had been arrested and charged in connection with a wilful fire-raising. A report will be sent to the Children’s Reporter. A second boy has also been arrested and released pending further inquiries.