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Arrests made in Malvern playground fire

05/21/2013 06:21 EDT | Updated 07/21/2013 05:12 EDT
Toronto police have arrested two men and a young offender and charged them with destroying a children's playground in the city's east end.

An 18-year-old, a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old young offender have been charged with setting fire to the playground at the Mary Shadd Public School on May 6.

All three have been charged with arson.

The playground was set on fire sometime in the evening, but despite a quick response by firefighters it couldn't be saved,

The community — along with a number of area businesses — quickly contributed more than $80,000 to rebuild it.

At the time local school trustee Shaun Chen called the contributions, "truly overwhelming."

The names of the accused men are being withheld to protect the identity of the young offender.

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