Acting principal named for Trinity High School

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DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — An acting principal has been named for a northwest North Dakota high school that was heavily damaged by a fire that authorities say was started by the former principal.

The Rev. Kregg Hochhalter, the chaplain of Trinity High School in Dickinson, has been named dean of students and will serve as acting principal.

Students are scheduled to resume classes Monday at alternative facilities around Dickinson.

Thirty-year-old Thomas Sander is accused of setting the fire that heavily damaged the school Monday. He is being held in a $500,000 cash bond.

Sander came to Dickinson last summer. He previously worked at Catholic schools in Omaha, Neb., and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The Bismarck Tribune ( ) reports that Hochhalter is expected to become principal in three years when he obtains his credentials.


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