The Natick Police Department shared the following message from Natick Public Schools Supt. Dr. Anna Nolin & the school system issued Friday after school let out:
Natick community members ,
We’re writing today to make you aware of an incident that occurred after high school dismissal today.
At 2:50 pm today, a fire was discovered in the boys’ locker room at Natick High School. We immediately pulled the fire alarm, extinguished the fire and safely evacuated the building. The Natick Fire Department and the Natick Police Department responded immediately and professionally. We appreciate the hard work of our first responders, today and every day. The building has been reopened for student and staff use.
The fire occurred after high school dismissal/during preschool pickup. At the time there were approximately 50 high school students and staff members in the building. We are investigating this event for what it is – a fire that was deliberately set by a member of our student body putting everyone at risk. The police are conducting a complete investigation for possible criminal charges.
We are furious and very disappointed. We are a strong and vibrant community that looks out for one another. After two very long years of isolation, we are determined to reclaim our culture of togetherness, safety and respect. Acts like this will not be tolerated. We will hold the students who set this fire fully accountable.