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Wed Mar 1, 2017, 06:41 AM

Two 13-year-old boys arrested in connection with arson at North Eugene High School

Two 13-year-old boys have been taken into custody on charges of second-degree arson in connection with the Feb. 15 fire at North Eugene High School, according to Eugene police.

The two teens, who were not identified because of their ages, were arrested Friday and Tuesday. They both are being held ub juvenile detention center at the John Serbu Youth Campus, Eugene police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said. She added that investigators do not believe anyone else was involved.

Police declined to say what led investigators to the boys or how the fire was started.

The fire was reported at 7:55 p.m. Feb. 15 in a three-sided area with an aluminum cover, McLaughlin said. The flames then spread to a 600-square-foot wooden storage shed that mostly contained equipment for the track team. Damage to the equipment and the shed was estimated at $70,000.

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