Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire that caused between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage Wednesday at Grand Island High School, Erie
County sheriff's deputies said.
The fire, which started in and was confined to the boy's bathroom off the school's main hallway, was labeled as suspicious by Grand Island Fire Chief Steven L. Morgan.
More than 900 students and faculty were evacuated and remained outside the building for about 30 minutes until firefighters extinguished the flames and cleared the building of smoke, said Assistant Fire Chief Norm Mrkall II. The fire occurred about 2 p.m.