Deputies arrest 3 former Lutcher High students for burglary, arson at school

The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for help with identifying three unknown...
The St. James Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for help with identifying three unknown individuals(St. James Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 24, 2022 at 1:51 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 24, 2022 at 10:11 PM CDT
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ST. JAMES PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Authorities said three former Lutcher High students have been arrested for burglary and arson at the school Sunday, July 24.

Justin Kruger, 19, Mason Ainsworth, 18, and 17-year-old juvenile were all booked into the St. James Parish Detention Center on the charges of simple burglary, simple arson, and four counts of attempted simple burglary, officials say.

According to officials, the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from an alarm company advising them that the fire alarm had been triggered.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered the fire started in the main office, and no one was in the building. They also discovered five classrooms, and the cafeteria vandalized.

With the publics help, detectives were able to identify the three suspects. Authorities report that one suspect was taken into custody, while the other two turned themselves in to detectives.

The Sheriff’s Office thanks the community who helped with tips to lead a quick arrests.

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