The Lacey Police department is searching for the person who set fire to a Horizons Elementary classroom on Thursday night.
Lacey Fire District 3 firefighters responded to reports of smoke coming out of a portable building at the school at about 7:55 p.m. The fire was quickly extinguished.
Lacey police officers also responded to the scene, and discovered that a window to the classroom was open, said Sgt. Terence Brimmer. Officers believe that the suspect opened the window, entered the classroom and set fire to the building when they left.
No one was injured in the fire, but the building did sustain damage. North Thurston Public Schools spokeswoman Courtney Schrieve said the damage is estimated at $50,000.
Detectives are investigating the crime, and are asking the public for help identifying the suspect. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Lacey Police Department Detective Division at 360-459-4333, or Thurston County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).