Juvenile Arrested in Connection with School Fire at Wheatley

MARCH 3, 2006 - Posted at 11:16 a.m. CST

MARCH 3, 2006 - Authorities in St. Francis County have arrested a juvenile in connection with Monday's fire that destroyed the middle school at Wheatley.

Wheatley Police Chief Dennis Brogden says a 15-year-old male from St. Francis County was arrested Wednesday following a joint investigation by his department and an investigative team from the Arkansas State Police.  Arson is the suspected cause of the blaze.

Meanwhile, students at Wheatley are expected to return to class on Monday.