MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say an arrest was made Thursday night in connection to the arson fire that closed a Wisconsin elementary school for the rest of the school year.
The Roberts Police Department said that the arrest was made around 5 p.m. The suspect is expected to be charged Friday with “several state violations.”READ MORE: Judge Denies Media Requests For Cameras At Hearing For Kim Potter, Officer Charged In Daunte Wright's Death
The suspect’s name was not released.
The arrest came one day after authorities offered a $5,000 reward for information about the St. Croix Central Elementary School arson.READ MORE: Joseph Ness Charged With Murdering Older Sister In Family's Chanhassen Home
On Tuesday morning, firefighters battled a fire at the school that likely started near the school’s administrative offices and library.
There were signs of a forced entry before the fire started, authorities said.
The loss value of the school and contents is estimated to be approximately $1.5 million.MORE NEWS: Police In Twin Cities Investigating Thefts Of COVID Vaccine, Social Media Videos Showing Man Taking Vials
Kids at St. Croix Elementary will have to go to class at a nearby Girl Scout camp for the rest of the year.