Richmond elementary student charged with arson at school

Published: May. 23, 2014 at 8:40 PM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2014 at 8:50 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Richmond elementary school student faces arson charges for a fire on a school playground.

Richmond school officials say a Woodville Elementary student is accused of setting fire to the rubberized ground material and fire on May 9. A fire investigator at the school made the arrest, according to Richmond Police.

School officials say the damage is significant, but do not have an estimate.

The same playground burned down a the school last school year and took months for repairs.

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