Arrests Made in School Arson

Region of Peel– Investigators from the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have arrested three youths regarding an arson that caused $8 million in damage to a school.

On May 9, 2020, at approximately 5:45 p.m., emergency services were contacted in regards to black smoke coming from within St. Leonard Elementary School located at 185 Conestoga Drive in Brampton. Upon arrival, firefighters were able to quickly locate and extinguish a fire that was found in the office area of the school. There were no injuries that were reported.

On Friday, May 29, 2020, 13-year-old and 14-year-old male youths from Brampton were arrested and charged with the following:

  • Break and Enter
  • Arson Causing Damage to Property

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, a 13-year-old male youth from Toronto was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Break and Enter
  • Arson Causing Damage to Property

They will all be attending the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a later date.

A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person and, therefore, the identity of the Young Persons charged in this investigation is protected.

If you have any information, please contact 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-3311 ext. 2233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at 905-453-2121, ext. 4027.

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