Thursday, September 12, 2013

School and Playground Fires

School and Playground Fires

September 8, 2013 5th Minneapolis public school playground is burned to arson since the summer, with total damage of $200,000 and no arrests. There was a fire the previous Sunday, Sept. 1, at Jordan Park School (Hmong International Academy and Pierre Bottineau French Immersion), while the most extensive blaze was on at Cleveland Park Community School which damaged the playground, exterior masonry, windows and doors. Two fires were set at the Mona Moede early childhood and pre-K school on Aug. 5 and Aug. 21.

Who would have the motive and who else is attacking public elementary schools?  Nobody seems to come to mind, afterall, Sandy Hook was shooting case, not mere property destruction.

related: Apartment and Structure Arson Attacks

May be related to apartment and school fires, possibly fires in Winona and New Jersey Boardwalk

  • Fire is 5th Minneapolis school playground arson
    Minneapolis Star Tribune·3 days ago   
    Total damage has reached $200,000, and there have been no arrests in the puzzling cases. Melted plastic sagged from a large plastic tunnel and a stench hung in…

    Fire is 5th Minneapolis school playground arson

    • Article by: STEVE BRANDT and PAUL WALSH STAR TRIBUNE STAFF WRITERS 
    • Updated: September 9, 2013 - 11:21 PM
    Total damage has reached $200,000, and there have been no arrests in the puzzling cases.
    Melted plastic sagged from a large plastic tunnel and a stench hung in the air at the Lyndale Community School playground, where about half the play area was roped off with yellow caution tape Monday.
    The playground was set on fire Sunday, the fifth time a public school playground in Minneapolis has been targeted by arson since mid-June.


    The fourth fire occurred on the afternoon of the previous Sunday, Sept. 1, at Jordan Park School (Hmong International Academy and Pierre Bottineau French Immersion). That torching created heavy black smoke and flames from the rubber mulch on the ground, fire officials said. The smoke set off the school alarm.
    The first and most extensive blaze occurred June 13 at Lucy Craft Laney at Cleveland Park Community School. Along with the playground, exterior masonry, windows and doors were damaged.

    Next came two fires set at the Mona Moede early childhood and pre-K school on Aug. 5 and Aug. 21.

  • Fire Destroys Playground At Hmong International Academy
    minnesota.cbslocal.com·9 days ago
  • Arson Suspected in Four Minn. Playground Fires
    Firehouse·6 days ago