Teens charged with arson, burglary

Two Invercargill teenagers have been arrested in relation to the arson of a classroom block under construction at James Hargest College in Invercargill.

Police arrested an 18-year-old and 19-year-old yesterday and charged them with arson and burglary.

The January 3 fire at James Hargest College destroyed a new classroom block, causing damage estimated at $700,000.

Both teenagers arrested yesterday will also face charges of arson and burglary in relation to a separate incident at the school on October 7 last year. The teenagers will appear in the Invercargill District Court.