Fire Forces Changes At Kentucky Middle School

A fire at a school in Rockcastle County will have a big impact on the rest of the school year.

Classes will be canceled for the rest of the week at Rockcastle County Middle School. Three students were caught on surveillance tape and arrested for starting the fire last Friday.

There are now health concerns about the damaged building so students will not be allowed in for the rest of the year.

School officials say all students should report to the high school on Monday. From then on, eighth grade students will go to class at the high school.

Sixth and seventh grade students will go to the elementary schools they attended or would have attended based on where they live in the school district, school officials said.

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  • by I love ryan Location: mount vernon on May 3, 2007 at 06:21 PM
  • by kendra Location: mt vernon on May 3, 2007 at 02:25 PM
    i think if the boys are crazy enough to d osomething this crazy they should suffer the conquences
  • by Starla Location: Mount Vernon on May 2, 2007 at 10:11 PM
    I go to this school in the 8th grade. and while i know ryan is a good guy he was still there... mostly i feel bad because them 3 boys didn't realize how much trouble this is for everyone. I don't wanna go to the high school, but I now have to. Whether they wanted it to go this far or not, it's done and the judge will give the punishment they deserve... If you're not smoking the drug but are in its presence u can be arrested to.. Ryan is in the presence. BTW thanks 27 for covering this story so well, and being updated constantly. I really appreciate the knowledge because this concerns me and I need facts. So thank you
  • by $$$$$$$ Location: Mt.Vernon on May 2, 2007 at 05:57 AM
    FREE RYAN- HE DIDN T MEAN TO!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by ******* Location: Mt.Vernon on May 2, 2007 at 05:55 AM
    I want Ryan free from the case of the fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Aleecia Location: Mt.Vernon on May 1, 2007 at 06:10 PM
    IF........ My name is Aleecia and I'm in the 7th grade at Rockcastle County Middle School. For the past couple of days its been miserable trying to get over the fact that Ryan ( suspect ) in the RCMS fire cause. It's hard to imagine him doing such an awful thing he's so outgoing,sweet,caring and a friend with everyone. Ryan and I have been best friends forever!!! He's never done anything he's not suppose to he knows it's not right and tells others that too. That's why I can't understand why he would do this. I may not know what his punishment is but I do know he didn't mean to do this horrible thing. Even though he was caught on tape and IF he didn't start the fire or break the window shouldn't mean he should get the same punishment as the ones who did. Yes, he was with them but IF he didn't do the breaken or the fire damage then why??? If he's with someone during the crime and didn't do the main things then how come he gets the same punishment as the other 2?? What IF he was forced to come in and do what happened then thats different then doing it on purpose! I KNOW FOR A FACT that Ryan wouldn't do that but if he's on tape setting fire or breaking the window then I understand that he's in trouble but if not then it's just not right! I believe that IF he didn't do one of those then he's punishment should be different but otherwise its just an understanding of IF!!!!


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