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RCMP lay charges in fire that destroyed school in Nunavut

Last Updated Sep 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm EDT

CAPE DORSET, Nunavut – Police have laid charges in a fire that destroyed the only school for junior and senior high students in the Arctic community of Cape Dorset.

RCMP say investigators have determined that the fire at Peter Pitseolak school on the weekend was deliberately set.

Three youths between 13 and 16 years old face arson-related charges.

Police say no further information is available.

About 150 students attended the school, which is named after an Inuit artist, carver and photographer.

Cape Dorset is on the southern coast of Baffin Island in Nunavut and is home to about 1,400 people.