Students safe after police search near school

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More than 500 students are back at Logan Elementary School this afternoon after a police search near the building Tuesday morning. 

All of the students and staff are safe. The students were bused to Altoona High School for precautionary reasons after police alerted staff they were searching for a man in the woods behind the school. 

Police were searching for Charles Frank. Officials say he lit a house and some cars on fire along Washington Ave. early Tuesday morning. After allegedly starting the fires, police say Frank ran and hid behind the woods near Logan Elementary. 

Around 9:30 a.m. police arrested Frank without incident. He is now facing several charges including arson and endangering persons. 

Police alerted school staff that the scene was cleared. The children were brought back to school. 

Altoona Police and Logan Township Police helped in the search for Frank. 

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