Gary police: Possible explosion at school a confirmed arson

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary police say a shattered window at a high school that school officials believe was caused by an explosive device is being investigated as an arson.

Lt. Dawn Westerfield says Wednesday night’s damage to West Side Leadership Academy is a confirmed arson but how the damage was inflicted is under investigation.

Westerfield said Friday that people were in the building at the time but none were injured.

Gary Community School Corp. spokeswoman Charmella Greer says it appears that a small explosive device exploded Wednesday night at the school, shattering a window in a special education classroom.

She says that classroom at the school with about 700 students is not currently usable because of the shattered window and other damage.

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