Juvenile burglarizes Patriot Academy, sets it on fire
Patriot Academy was burglarized and set on fire Wednesday, Oct. 6, although the building did not suffer severe fire damage.
Madison Police responded to a call of a possible burglary and fire at Patriot Academy, the Madison City Schools system alternative school, at approximately, 7:30 a.m., and upon arrival police discovered that someone illegally entered the unoccupied building and removed miscellaneous items.
The suspect then started a fire and fled.
When officers arrived on scene, the fire was out, but the building did suffered some fire and smoke damage.
Approximately two hours later, police identified and located a possible suspect in the city, and as a result of the investigation, a 16-year-old Madison juvenile was arrested for second-degree arson, third-degree theft and third-degree burglary.
The juvenile was processed and transported to the juvenile detention center.