Fire desroys driver's ed cars at UHS

From Staff Reports

   Police suspect that an arsonist was at work late Thursday night when two cars were destroyed by fire at a Carter County high school.
   According to police reports "person or persons unknown set fire to two cars belonging to the Carter County Board of Education." The fire began just minutes before midnight on Thursday in the parking lot at Unaka High School in the Stoney Creek community.
   The two vehicles, a 1993 Ford and a 2003 Chevrolet, were completely destroyed by the blaze.
   Carter County Director of Schools Dallas Williams said that the two cars were used by Unaka High School. "It is my understanding that they were driver's education cars," he said.
   The Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene but the two vehicles could not be saved.
   According to reports, a witness gave police a description of a vehicle that was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed just as the fire started.
   An investigation into the fire is continuing.