State arson investigators now say the fire that burned the former Terrell County High School building was deliberately set.
Dawson Public Safety Chief Charlie Whitehead says investigators determined the fire was started Sunday in the auditorium with some sort of flammable liquid as the accelerant.
A reward of up to ten thousand dollars is offered by the Georgia Office of Insurance and Fire Safety. Dawson Police Investigator Gene Shattles said "They did determine that it was an arson. At this point we are still working leads, if we can get any at the Police Department."
Arson investigators sent samples to the G-B-I Crime Lab to determine specifically what was used to start the blaze that destroyed the school.
If you have information that could help investigators, call Dawson Police at 995-4414,
or the state arson hot line at 800-282-5804.
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