KRUM — Authorities said an investigation into a fire and burglary of a Krum home has led to the arrest of 18-year-old William Wojciak, a former quarterback at Krum High School.
According to a Denton County Sheriff's Office statement, authorities were first alerted to Wojciak when they received tips on circulating rumors the teen was co-conspiring a plan for a mass shooting at the Krum High homecoming.
Authorities said they were investigating the rumors when they were alerted to a fire at the residence of Donna Hooper, a Krum school board member, on Oct. 2. During their investigation, deputies discovered the fire was intentionally set and several guns were missing from the home.
According to a Denton Record Chronicle article, Fire Marshal Investigator Marc Dodd said a chinchilla, cat and dog were lost in the blaze.
Once again, rumors led authorities to Wojciak. Deputies received tips the teen was taking credit for setting the house ablaze and also had burns on his arms.
After collecting enough evidence to issue a warrant for Wojciak's arrest, authorities went to his residence Wednesday to search his home and take him into custody.
"Investigators attempted to make contact at the door [of his residence], but Wojciak ... refused to answer the door for approximately 30 minutes," the statement read.
Authorities said they seized a number of items from the home, including:
- A large amount of controlled substances
- Drug paraphernalia
- Pawn receipts
- A laptop
Wojciak was charged with burglary and intent to commit a felony offense and is being held at the Denton County Jail on a $300,000 bond. Authorities said more charges are expected.
The Denton Record Chronicle reported the teen was dismissed from Krum High's football team after he was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance on Aug. 21.