UPDATE: Two adults, two juveniles charged with setting old school building on fire in Scott County

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Investigators say Cody Kirk and Cameron Speigle confessed to breaking-in to the old Sadieville School and setting it on fire

Story update from 9:47 p.m. on May 30, 2022:

SADIEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Investigators say two adults and two juveniles were arrested on Memorial Day in connection to a fire that destroyed the old Sadieville School in Scott County overnight.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office says Cody Kirk and Cameron Speigle confessed to breaking-in to the abandoned school and setting it on fire.  The names of the two juveniles arrested and charged were not released due to their ages.  They were taken to the regional juvenile detention center in Lexington, according to deputies.

Deputies say tips and a day long investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Scott County Fire Department’s arson investigator led them to the suspects, who were charged with Arson 2nd Degree and Burglary 3rd Degree.

The investigation continues.

Cody Kirk

Cody Kirk/Scott County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook

Cameron Speigle

Cameron Speigle/Scott County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook


Original story below from 2:35 p.m. on May 30, 2022:

SADIEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) –  An historic school in Sadieville burned down overnight.

Early Monday morning, the Scott County Fire Department responded to a fire at the old Sadieville School.

The Sheriff’s Office posting video of the scene on its Facebook page.

According to the City of Sadieville, the abandoned school would have turned 100 years old in 2024.

Neighbors in the area tell ABC 36, the school burned for hours beginning around 2:00 a.m.

Video Courtesy: Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

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