Teenagers guilty of Newquay school arson attack

Firefighters at Treviglas school
Image caption The fire damaged rooms in the school's maths and science block

Two teenagers have been convicted of arson after starting a fire which caused damage costing more than £1m at a Newquay school.

The males, aged 17 at the time of the attack, started the fire at Treviglas Community College in January 2011.

More than 40 firefighters were called to the blaze, which damaged three rooms in the maths and science block.

The pair were found guilty at Truro Crown Court of arson with intent to damage or destroy the college.

The jury took two-and-a-half hours to reach the verdicts.

They are due to be sentenced in April, the court said.

More than 1,000 pupils aged between 11 and 18 attend Treviglas.

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