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July 8, 2014
Judge dismisses arson charges against former Trinity High School principal
Felony arson charges against former Trinity High School Principal Thomas Sander were dropped Monday. Southwest District Judge William Herauf signed off on the state’s motion to dismiss charges against Sander, who the state had alleged started the March 3 fire that caused millions...
July 8, 2014 - 12:24pm
July 4, 2014
DCS to review note left by Trinity student
The note a Trinity High School student left behind at the law enforcement center allegedly confessing to starting the fire at the high school in March has become one of the most talked-about pieces of evidence in the arson case against former principal Thomas Sander. The Dickinson...
July 4, 2014 - 11:08am
July 3, 2014
Sander charges may be dropped: State files motion to dismiss allegations against former principal
Prosecutors have filed a motion to dismiss charges against former Trinity High School principal Thomas Sander, who is accused of starting the...
July 3, 2014 - 6:46pm
July 2, 2014
Judge rules parts of Sander interrogation are inadmissible in court
Key elements of the state’s arson case against former Trinity High School principal Tom Sander were suppressed during a pre-trial conference...
July 2, 2014 - 6:06pm
June 28, 2014
Pivotal Sander hearing to be held Tuesday: Former THS principal faces 20 years in jail
Tom Sander could win big Tuesday. Sander, the 30-year-old former principal of Dickinson’s Trinity High School, is charged with starting the early March fire at the school that displaced students for the rest of the school year. He’s scheduled to go to trial on his felony charges...
June 28, 2014 - 9:47pm
June 20, 2014
Sander to use alibi defense
Defense attorneys for Thomas Sander will use an alibi defense, citing testimony from three people, in his upcoming trial on felony charges of arson and endangering by fire. In depositions held June 5 and 6, Trinity High School board member Rich Holgaard, religion teacher Robert...
June 20, 2014 - 4:19pm
May 30, 2014
Sander moves to suppress ‘coerced’ confession: Defense: Former THS principal allegedly pressured into confessing to starting fire
Thomas Sander’s lawyers have requested the court suppress a confession he made in interrogation, saying investigators allegedly coerced the former Trinity High School principal and violated his rights. In an 18-page brief filed this month, attorneys Lloyd Suhr and Jackson Lofgren...
May 30, 2014 - 10:48pm
May 25, 2014
Trinity graduation ends a trying year on a positive note
A faint smell of smoke still hangs in the air at Trinity High School. Some flooring is missing from the auditorium lobby, revealing a gaping...
May 25, 2014 - 10:19pm
May 20, 2014
Meyer: Thank you from the Titans
On Sunday, March 2, I went to bed expecting to go to school the next day. However, that never happened. The next morning, my father was informed that there was no school that day due to a fire in the main office. I initially thought that it had been a small fire that had been contained...
May 20, 2014 - 6:22pm
May 6, 2014
Sander trial rescheduled for July 23
The felony jury trial for for Trinity High School’s former principal has been rescheduled for July 23. Thomas Sander, who is charged with arson and endangerment, is set to have a pre-trial conference July 1 at the Stark County Courthouse. The trial was originally set for...
May 6, 2014 - 5:13pm
May 1, 2014
Sander defense attorneys files for depositions
Former Trinity High School principal Tom Sander’s defense team Wednesday filed the individuals it will depose in preparation for trial. Sander, 30, is charged with starting a fire at the school in early March. He has pleaded not guilty to both charges, B felonies arson and endangering...
May 1, 2014 - 11:48pm
April 25, 2014
Sander trial pushed back
The trial for Tom Sander, the former principal of Trinity High School who’s charged with setting it on fire in early March, has been pushed back. A new date hasn’t been listed on the court docket but the June 24 pretrial conference and July 16 trial have been canceled. Sander’s...
April 25, 2014 - 6:13pm
April 21, 2014
Sander pleads not guilty
Trinity High School’s former principal, charged with starting a devastating fire in the school last month, pleaded not guilty Monday and waived...
April 21, 2014 - 5:35pm
April 9, 2014
Work toward the future: Trinity formulating plans for school, students to be back in building by fall
Life at Trinity High School will begin returning to normal as early as May. Dickinson Catholic Schools administrators are moving ahead with...
April 9, 2014 - 11:41pm
April 7, 2014
Investigators turn to Sander’s phones
Investigators are looking to Thomas Sander’s phones in making their case that he started the Trinity High School fire last month. Dickinson Police Det. Jeremy Moser believes evidence is contained in “voicemails, text messages, contact lists, phone numbers and all other electronically...
April 7, 2014 - 6:09pm