Two Juveniles Arrested on Suspicions of Setting College Gate Elementary Arson Fire
Two juveniles have been arrested and charged in connection with an Oct. 25 arson investigation at College Gate Elementary School.
The two male juveniles, one 13-year-old and one 14-year-old, were arrested Wednesday afternoon, according to police.
APD officials cite a school resource officer who was able to investigate and identify the two juveniles after receiving help from another student. Each juvenile was charged with one count of second-degree arson and third-degree criminal mischief.
The fire was reported by a passerby around 7:36 p.m., seeing the fire on the school playground. Anchorage Fire Department crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. AFD officials estimate approximately $30,000 in damage were incurred as a result of the fire.
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