Police search for suspects in elementary school arson in Brampton, causing millions in damage
St. Leonard Elementary School set ablaze Saturday evening, police say
Police are looking for suspects accused of starting a fire at an elementary school in Brampton and causing millions of dollars in damage.
Peel regional police say they were called to St. Leonard Elementary School on Saturday evening, and found that the school office had been set ablaze.
They say firefighters were able to extinguish the flames quickly and nobody was injured, but the damage was significant.
Investigators say the suspect or suspects went to different areas in the school, damaging classrooms, electrical systems and "other important areas."
Firefighters say the suspect then set multiple fires in the office area.
Police say it's estimated the damage will take 12 to 18 months to repair at a cost of as much as $8 million.
FIRE:<br>- Area of Conestoga Dr/Evalene Crt in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Brampton?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Brampton</a> <br>- <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PRP?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PRP</a> on scene with <a href="https://twitter.com/BramptonFireES?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BramptonFireES</a> for reports of black smoke coming from a school<br>- Unknown if there are any injuries<br>- More as I get it<br>- Call received 5:42 p.m.<br>- PR20-0149910—@PeelPolice