Texas school nurse accused of fire at workplace

August 12, 2011 8:37:22 AM PDT
Investigators say a nurse has been accused of setting fire to the Central Texas school where she's worked for more than a decade.

Mary Lucille Gutierrez was jailed Friday in Waco on an arson charge, with bond set at $250,000. McLennan County Jail records did not list an attorney for Gutierrez, who was arrested Thursday.

Sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Plemons says video surveillance shows a woman, later identified as Gutierrez, going in and out of Speegleville Elementary School around 2 a.m. Tuesday when the fire broke out. No damage estimate has been provided by the Midway Independent School District.

Investigators are seeking a motive for the blaze.

Students and staff will attend nearby River Valley Intermediate while their school is repaired.

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