East Gore School deputy principal Wendy Kitto and teacher
Richard Sutherland stand in front of the school's indoor
recreation and storage block destroyed by fire on Tuesday
night. Photo by Russell Frederic.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who was at a Gore
school on Tuesday night shortly before a fire broke out.
Emergency services were called to the blaze at East Gore
Primary School shortly before 8pm.
The destroyed building was formerly a swimming pool and had
been used as a storage and wet weather physical education
Detective Sergeant Greg Baird, of Gore, said a scene
examination indicated the fire was suspicious.
Several people, including school-aged children, had been seen
in the school grounds in the time leading up to the fire.
Police were keen to speak with them to establish whether they
had seen anything suspicious.
Anyone with information should call Gore Police on 03 203
9300. Information can also be provided anonymously to
Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.