2 boys ID’d in Mountain View playground fire
Two young boys are responsible for a $100,000 fire last week at an Anchorage school playground, according to police, with few details available regarding the blaze.
The Anchorage Fire Department launched an arson investigation into the July 10 fire at Mountain View Elementary School’s playground, police said Wednesday afternoon. Investigators said last week that they had images of the people responsible.
“APD School Resource Officers have since identified the two male juvenile suspects responsible for the arson,” police wrote. "The case has been forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice for review."
Due to the suspects’ age, APD spokeswoman Kendra Doshier was unable to answer most questions on the case, beyond saying the defendants are “elementary school aged.”
“That’s as much as we are able to say,” Doshier wrote in an email.
Anchorage School District spokeswoman Catherine Esary said she was unable to release anything further about the case Wednesday as well.
Last week, ASD officials said repairs to the playground – the latest in several high-profile incidents of vandalism against local schools – could take until next year to complete.
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