Police receive new leads in Bedford Middle School fire

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Fire Crews work to control fire at Bedford Middle School on Jan. 23, 2020, 8:43 a.m. (Photo: Ryan Saylor/WFXR)

BEDFORD, Va. (WFXR) — It has been 22 days since the old Bedford Middle School went up in smoke and flames and Bedford Police say they continue to receive new tips in the investigation.

According to Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman, investigators has received over 100 tips from residents. The most recent tip was received Wednesday, Feb. 12.

This development comes after investigators noted a lack of leads five days after the start of the investigation compared to more than 100 leads that came in the day of.

Bedford Police released photos of a person police believed started the fire intentionally.

The investigation also revealed that an accelerant was found at the school

The Bedford Police Department says they are being assisted by multiple agencies. Although the investigation is moving slowly, Chief Foreman says he hopes these new tips will lead to something.

If you recognize the person in the photos or have information on this investigation, call Bedford Police at (540) 587-6011 or the Bedford County Fire Marshal at (434) 566-7905.

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