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12-year-old boy charged after Glenroi Heights school fire

December 21, 2022

By Peter Holmes

A 12-year-old boy has been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into a fire at Glenroi Heights Public School earlier this month.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives attended a home in Orange and arrested a 12-year-old boy yesterday afternoon (Tuesday December 20, 2022).

He was taken to Orange Police Station and charged with damage/destroy property by fire in company and aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence.

About 10.30pm on Monday December 5, 2022, emergency services responded to reports of a fire at the school on Maxwell Avenue.

Fire & Rescue NSW extinguished the fire, which caused extensive damage – estimated to be worth $3 million – to the school’s library and administration block.

Officers from Central West Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances of the fire.

The boy was refused bail and appeared before a children’s court today where he was formally refused bail to reappear at a children’s court on Tuesday January 17, 2023.

Inquiries are continuing.


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