UPDATE: Wis. Teen Gets 5 Years in Prison for School Fire

UPDATED Wednesday, September 19, 2012 --- 1:43 p.m.

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) -- An Oconto Falls teenager will serve five years in prison for setting fire to a church school.

Seventeen-year-old Vincent Enneper was sentenced Wednesday for setting fire to St. Anthony School in Oconto Falls in February. The fire caused $2 million in damage.

Enneper pleaded no contest to arson in June. Other charges of attempted arson and burglary were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

WLUK-TV reports Enneper also was placed on extended supervision for 10 years.

The school is holding classes in trailers until the building can be repaired.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


UPDATED: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 --- 5:33p.m.

OCONTO, Wis. (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy is accused in a juvenile petition of starting the fire last week at a church school in Oconto Falls.

WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/zEnjgY) reports the boy faces allegations of arson, attempted arson and burglary.

The fire caused $2 million damage at St. Anthony School.

Court documents say the teen told authorities he started the fire at the school on Feb. 21. The teen said he "was inside the school screwing around and was responsible for starting the fire inside the school."

Prosecutors want the boy sent to adult court. A hearing is set for March 9.

The boy remains in detention.

Classes for students at St. Anthony resumed Monday at Grace Lutheran Church.


Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 ---- 7:10p.m.

OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says local authorities have taken a person into custody in a fire that caused extensive damage to a church school in Oconto Falls.

Van Hollen says the Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting, but an initial investigation indicates the fire at St. Anthony Parish School was not accidental.

The person's name was not released. No charges have been filed.

The fire sent billowing smoke clouds and flames through the roof Tuesday night. Sixteen-year-old Vince Enneper says he was walking home from the library and spotted the fire. The teen says he pried open a door and grabbed a fire extinguisher, but the flames were too intense.

WLUK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/zs0lki ) classes at St. Anthony have been moved indefinitely to Grace Lutheran Church in Oconto Falls.


Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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