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Principal charged with arson at North Dakota Catholic high school
Principal charged with arson at North Dakota Catholic high school

A North Dakota Catholic high school principal has been charged with setting fire to the building, forcing classes to be canceled for the week and rendering the half-century-old schoolhouse unusable until at least summer. Thomas Joseph Sander, 30, is accused of torching the contents of a file cabinet in Trinity High School's office vault early Monday with the intent to burn down at least part of the structure, which is in Dickinson. Sander is charged with arson and endangerment by fire. The latter charge was merited, prosecutors said, because Sander knew someone was staying inside the school’s second-floor apartments, yet showed an “extreme indifference to the...

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