Suspicious fire destroys Edison, NJ elementary school - My9 New Jersey

Suspicious fire destroys Edison, NJ elementary school

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The smoldering rubble was a scene too much to bear for Michael, a fifth grader at James Monroe Elementary School in Edison New Jersey.

“It feels like home” he said.

Flames broke out at his beloved school just before 8pm last night.

It took firefighters more than 3 hours to bring the blaze under control.

Officials are calling the fire suspicious because of how quickly the flames spread.

The cause of the fire remains unknown and so does the future of the approximately 500 students who went to the school, grades K through 5.

Many students now asking why.

“It's horrible, why would anyone want to do this?” one student said.

Most other elementary schools in Edison are full so officials are looking into finding neighboring communities to possible take in students..

But clearly for some students nothing will be able to take their schools place.

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