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16 Year Old Charged With Morningside School Fire

Police have charged a 16 year old for the suspicious fire that broke out at Morningside Primary school this week. 

"An emergency situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act was declared on the day of the fire with traffic control put in place at Thynne Road and Stephens Street," the police report states. 

"A 16-year-old boy was charged yesterday with one count of arson and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

"Investigations into the incident are continuing with police asking members of the public who may have seen any suspicious activity in the vicinity to contact them."

Three buildings were destroyed in the blaze. 

Students at the school have been forced to attend Balmoral High School for classes throughout the week. 

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