About 500 elementary school students in Edison returned to class Wednesday for the first time since a fire destroyed their school building over the weekend.
Nearby Middlesex County College offered classrooms to teachers and students of James Monroe Elementary School following the devastating fire, according to news reports.
Custodian Jerome Higgins of East Brunswick apologized for tossing an unfinished cigarette into a trash can in the janitor’s office Saturday evening, sparking the blaze. He has been suspended and has received a summons for smoking in a public place
“I think it was a very careless mistake by someone I trusted,” O’Malley said earlier this week, according to CBS2.
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