Arson damages elementary school in Klein ISD

Frank Elementary in Klein ISD will be closed Tuesday as crews try to cleanup damage from a fire.

SPRING, Texas -- Frank Elementary in Klein ISD will be closed Tuesday as crews try to cleanup damage from a fire. 

Firefighters responded at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday after heavy smoke and fire were reported in the cafeteria area of the school.

The Klein ISD Police Department believes the fire was intentionally set and has identified a suspect. The investigation is ongoing.

Classes were canceled on Monday, with STARR testing on hold. The district anticipates the school will reopen on Wednesday, May 10. 

The school board held an emergency meeting Monday night to authorize money for repairs to the cafeteria. 

School administrators said parents should monitor the school's website and district's Facebook page for updates.  

Below is the updated STAAR testing schedule:

  • Wednesday- 3rd and 4th Math, 5th Math Retest
  • Thursday- 3rd and 4th Reading, 5th Reading Retest
  • Friday- 5th Science
  • Saturday- Make-up Testing
  • Monday- Make-up Testing

The school is one of the district's newer campuses.

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