LAYTON, Utah - Two men are in custody after a portable computer classroom caught fire outside of a Davis County elementary school early Monday morning.
The suspects, 18-year-old David Teasley and 19-year-old Coleman Harris, are in the Davis County Jail on multiple felony charges.
Officials were called to the fire in a classroom at Layson Elementary, which doubles as a computer lab, just before 3 a.m.
The lab near 369 W. Gentile St. had motion detectors and smoke alarms which helped quickly alert crews to the fire.
Police were the first to arrive, finding a broken window and smoke; they also heard people inside.
Officers helped one person out of the window when another ran through a door and tried to get away from police.
Both were taken into custody for questioning.
“Investigators have indicated that this fire is suspicious and appears to be an intentionally-set fire,” Doug Bitton said, Layton Fire Department's Public Information Officer.
Officials said this portable is used as a computer lab for the students and that they would have used this lab Monday morning but are on a winter recess.
No one was seriously injured.
Investigators said one of the men police took for questioning has admitted to setting a fire inside the portable.
Damages are estimated to be $5,000 or more if multiple computers were damaged.
Bitton said the fire didn't structurally damage the portable but the interior will need significant refinishing before students can use it again.