Two alleged young offenders face a variety of charges following an arson investigation at Tweedsmuir Public School.
On Oct. 26, 2015, London police and fire services were called to the school and upon arrival it was determined the school had been broken into, gasoline had been poured throughout and the building had been set on fire.
The school had to be closed for the day due to the odour of gasoline and damage that resulted from the fire.
Further investigation revealed that several residents in the area of the school had been victims of thefts, property damage, and arson to their properties.
It was determined that this was a direct result of a crime spree that culminated with the break and enter, and arson, at the school.
The London Police Service Arson Unit has concluded its investigation into these matters and the two young persons (who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act) have been arrested and charged with theft under $5,000, four counts of arson causing damage to property, break and entering, arson and three counts of possession of incendiary materials.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in on-line anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.