Man accused of setting fire in middle school goes to court

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - The man accused of setting a fire at a Chesterfield middle school is scheduled to be in court Thursday.

The prosecution says the suspect, Robert Altizer is expected to plead guilty.

Investigators say he's responsible for breaking into Robious Middle School last summer.

Renovations to the classrooms and the building were already underway at the time.

Education leaders say that fire set the project back and cost the school about $1 million.

Investigators say they even have surveillance pictures of the 22-year-old breaking into the school and actually starting the fire.

Construction is still going on right now at the school, including new ceilings and light fixtures connected to the heating and air system.

We'll bring you all the latest updates in this case as Altizer appears in court.

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