Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Delta, Missouri High School early this morning to investigate a fire. The Delta Volunteer Fire Department was on scene and extinguished the fire. Areas of the school were heavily damaged. The Missouri State Fire Marshal and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives were also called in to assist in the Investigation.
The fire is believed to be incendiary or a set fire and Investigators are asking for assistance from citizens to help identify a suspect.
Citizens are asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 1-573-243-3551 or the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Arson Hot-line at 1-800-39-ARSON (800-392-7766) if they can help.