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Two students charged in connection with Minooka High School restroom fire

Two students were charged Wednesday in connection with a fire set in a restroom at Minooka Community High School’s central campus.

About 10 a.m. Tuesday, several fire agencies responded to the incident at the high school, according to a Minooka Community High School District 111 news release.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.

An investigation led to the two students being charged and transported to the River Valley Juvenile Detention Center in Joliet, and then referred to Grundy County Juvenile Probation.

District 111 students and staff were evacuated, according to the school district.

Students at the central campus were released early Tuesday after the fire was extinguished and all after school events were canceled, according to the school district.

On Tuesday, District 111 announced it was working with a cleaning contractor that specializes in fire restoration and odor control to clean the impacted area by the start of the school day Wednesday.

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