Arson, Burglary Investigation at Asa Mercer Middle School

Detectives are investigating an early morning arson and burglary to one of the portable classrooms at Asa Mercer Middle School in the 1600 block of  South Columbian Way.

At around 1:30 this morning, Seattle Fire responded to a fire alarm at the school.  SFD found evidence of forced entry and arson.  SPD was called and detectives from the Arson/Bomb Squad (ABS)  responded.  SFD quickly extinguished the fire set inside the portable classroom.  It is believed that a number of computers that were inside the classroom were stolen by the suspect(s).  CSI detectives also responded to and assisted with evidence collection.  ABS will be responsible for the follow up investigation.