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Kambah firelighter

By 30 January 2013 7

An 11-year-old boy will undergo a restorative justice process after being caught lighting a fire in Kambah yesterday (Monday, January 28).

Around 12.35pm, police attended the Wanniassa Primary School after a member of the public reported seeing two young people lighting fires against a tree on the school’s oval.

Police spoke to the two boys, one aged 9 and the other 11, who stated they were lighting fires to keep warm and had put the fire out themselves.

ACT Fire & Rescue attended and confirmed the fire had been extinguished.

The boys were taken to Tuggeranong Police Station, before being released into the custody of their parents. The 11-year-old boy will undergo a restorative justice process.

Acting Superintendent Daryl Neit of South District said that the restorative justice process can be an effective tool to respond to crime that emphasises the consequences of the offence and holds the offender responsible and accountable for their actions.

“The process is intended to augment the criminal justice system and can run in conjunction with existing criminal justice processes. If the offender doesn’t fulfill their obligations under the scheme, the matter can still be put before the court,” Acting Superintendent Neit said.

For further information regarding the restorative justice process, refer to police.act.gov.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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7 Responses to Kambah firelighter
#1
RB789:54 am, 30 Jan 13

Wonder who proofreads the media releases?

#2
Tooks10:45 am, 30 Jan 13

RB78 said :

Wonder who proofreads the media releases?

What? You mean Wanniassa High School ISN’T in Kambah?

#3
Conan of Cooma10:57 am, 30 Jan 13

So… Kids light a fire to keep themselves warm in the wet?

We used to do it all the time as kids.

Sure… Not on a school oval. But still…

#4
RB7811:27 am, 30 Jan 13

Tooks said :

RB78 said :

Wonder who proofreads the media releases?

What? You mean Wanniassa High School ISN’T in Kambah?

Heh. I always found it amusing that the Isabella Plains scout hall is in Richardson.

#5
Tooks11:34 am, 30 Jan 13

RB78 said :

Tooks said :

RB78 said :

Wonder who proofreads the media releases?

What? You mean Wanniassa High School ISN’T in Kambah?

Heh. I always found it amusing that the Isabella Plains scout hall is in Richardson.

Aha! Too true :)

#6
DrKoresh11:44 am, 30 Jan 13

Conan of Cooma said :

So… Kids light a fire to keep themselves warm in the wet?

We used to do it all the time as kids.

Sure… Not on a school oval. But still…

People did a lot of stupid shit back in the day, apparently. I don’t reckon that is any reason not to discourage that kind of behaviour in the kids of today.

#7
thebrownstreak6912:03 pm, 30 Jan 13

Conan of Cooma said :

So… Kids light a fire to keep themselves warm in the wet?

We used to do it all the time as kids.

Sure… Not on a school oval. But still…

Or in the middle of summer…

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