Almont, MI High School Fire, Apr 1927
INCENDIARISM BLAMED FOLLOWING STRIKE OF STUDENTS AFTER HEAD'S OUSTER.
Almont, Mich., April 19. -- (AP) -- The Almont High School building, scene of a student strike last week which arose over dismissal of the Almont school board superintendent was burned last night.
Fire Chief CHARLES LEWIS continued an investigation today after firemen said indications of incendiarism were present. A can partly filled with kerosene was found near the building during the fire.
The fire, which caused a loss estimated at more than $100,000, revived the factional differences which were in evidence since E. R. BRISTOL, former superintendent, refused to bar from the school a girl recently discharged from the girls training school at Adrian, Mich. Virtually all the high school students went on strike as a protest. School reopened yesterday and it was believed the breach had been healed.
The Lima News Ohio 1927-04-19