13-year-old who set fire to Lacasse Park playground writes apology letter

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The 13-year-old boy who set fire to the playground at Lacasse Park in Tecumseh has penned an apology letter to the public explaining he understands the impact his actions had on the community.

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Tecumseh firefighters found the playground equipment on fire sending thick, black smoke into the sky on Oct. 10. The equipment was scorched black after crews put out the blaze.

Town of Tecumseh paid $800,000 to repair the damage.

The boy, who was charged with arson, has gone through the Essex County Diversion Program in order to take responsibility for his actions.

The executive director of the program, Joanna Conrad says the fire “was a genuine, honest mistake.”



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