Class was in session at Fayetteville's
Seventy-First Classical Middle School
despite a fire there early Monday morning.
Just before 7 a.m., a secretary arriving at the school noticed flames and smoke coming from a room by the cafeteria.
The fire was contained to that room, but smoke spread throughout the hallway.
Investigators said that they suspected arson after finding a window that had been broken. They also found evidence of an accelerant.
Crimestoppers is now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
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