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UPDATE: Teens suspected in Wausau playground fire

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The Wausau Police Department says three teens are accused in a playground fire at Lincoln Elementary School.
 
Police say a 13 year old boy, a 14 year old boy, and a 14 year old girl, all students at John Muir Middle School, are accused in the case.
 
Investigators suspected the teens, after talking to other students at the fire scene on Monday.
 
A detective tells Newsline 9 that she believed the teens were trying to burn a school project when the playground caught fire.
 
This case is being referred to Social Services for charges of negligent handling of burning material.
 
 
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Wausau police are questioning several potential suspects in a fire at Lincoln Elementary School on Monday.
 
Investigators tell Newsline 9 some children lit fire to a school project and it then burned a piece of specially designed  playground equipment. The equipment is often used by children with disabilities. Firefighters estimate damage  at $8,000.
 
The fire call came in at around noon. The school principal said students had already gone home for the day -- their last day of classes  before summer break.

 

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