March 5, 2014 8:15 pm -

Dickinson Trinity High School in Dickinson, ND had a fire Monday morning believed to have been started by its principal.

Thomas J. Sander, 30, could face felony charges of arson and endangerment by fire after he was called in for questioning Tuesday morning. He was later booked into the Southwest Multi-County Correction Center in Dickinson following the establishment of probable cause for the charges…

Trinity religion teacher Robert Storey, also in his first year at the school, was asleep in his apartment on the second floor of the school building when, he said Monday afternoon, he was awakened by a fire alarm.

“I went over to the principal of the high school’s house, which is across the street,” Storey said Monday. “If I hadn’t woken up, the whole building would have gone up. I probably should have been (concerned for my safety), but I’m not one who is easily shaken up.”

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