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Police Wrap – 24 June 2010

By 24 June 2010 4

1. First school fire of the season:

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations have arrested two juvenile males, one aged 13 and the other 15, for the Lanyon High School fire which occurred on 22 April this year.

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations team commenced an investigation into the Lanyon High School fire after it was deemed suspicious by ACT Fire Brigade. The fire caused extensive damage to parts of the building, with costs expected to exceed $150,000.

Criminal Investigators arrested the 15-year-old male on Tuesday 22 June. The young person was taken to the Regional Watch House and charged with Aggravated Burglary. He was later released on strict bail conditions and will attend the Children’s Court at a later date.

Yesterday (Wednesday 23 June) a search warrant was conducted at an address in Conder with the 13-year-old male arrested. The youth was taken to the Regional Watch House and charged with Arson, Aggravated Burglary, Theft and Property Damage. The young person was granted bail with strict conditions and will face the Children’s Court at a later date.

Police would like to urge the community that if they see or hear suspicious activity around a school property or college during the upcoming school holidays, please call Police Operations on 131-444 or Crime Stoppers

Anybody with any information about this crime or any other crime is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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4 Responses to Police Wrap – 24 June 2010
#1
cranky5:25 pm, 24 Jun 10

We can only dream that the respective parents could pay compensation for the damage these little turds have caused.

#2
babyal9:01 am, 25 Jun 10

Here’s an idea, why not get the clowns to pay for any damage they cause. It could be a debt that is either paid by the parents or by government loan, much the same way hecs is done. When they start work an amount is taken out each week till the debt is paid back. If the low lifes decide not to work, then the money comes out of their dole payment. Why do us tax payers have to foot the bill for these people??????

#3
JessP9:38 am, 25 Jun 10

Nice kids. Obviously some high quality parenting involved.Not.

#4
Gerry-Built10:28 pm, 25 Jun 10

School fires are probably a lot more common than you’d like to know about… as is petty vandalism and other destructive behaviour (smashing windows, throwing furniture). School fences have been very successful in reducing outside school-hours vandalism, however.

JessP has nailed it… and those same parents seem to think their poor children are being picked on when the get suspended afterwards. Very rarely are the families of the poor children asked to pay for damages (and then they rarely do anyhow).

Mind you, with DET insisting that schools keep suspension numbers down, this sort of student behaviour is unlikely to decline.

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