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Three arrested in connection to Burket school fire

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Jon Rightsell (Courtesy Kosciusko County Sheriff's Dept.) Jon Rightsell (Courtesy Kosciusko County Sheriff's Dept.)

One man and two 17-year-olds are in police custody accused of starting a fire at the Burket Alternative School in Kosciusko County.

The fire broke out around 8:00pm on Wednesday, and was quickly put out by fire crews.  An investigation determined that the fire was suspicious.

Over the course of the investigation, three people were arrested.  Two are 17-year-olds who are not being identified at this time.  The third, Jon Rightsell of Mentone is being held at the Kosciusko County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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