Two Boys Sentenced in GP Fire

The two boys found responsible for fires last September at a school and private residence in Grande Prairie have both received 12-month probationary sentences, after each pleaded guilty to one count of arson.

A 12-year-old boy, now 13, started the fire at Hillside Community school last Sept. 11, causing more than 130,000 dollars in damage.

Nine days later, police arrested him, and a 14-year-old friend, now 15, who was subsequnetly found responsible for setting the fire to a fence and shed at a nearby residence.

The Grande Prairie Herald Tribune also says, the boys were given a no-contact order, by Judge Joe Watson, for the duration of the probationary period and they were ordered to write letters of apology to the school and victim of the shed fire.

In addition, they’re also mandated to complete 100 hours of community work, still to be specified, by June 30 of next year and they have a weekday curfew from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m and a weekend curfew from midnight to 7 a.m.