Two Confess to Dormont Elementary Fire

Two juveniles have confessed to setting the fire, according to Keystone Oaks School District.

Two juveniles have confessed to setting fire to the playground at Dormont Elementary School on Nov. 30.

Keystone Oaks School District released a statement Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 4:30 p.m., saying only that the individuals are being dealt with appropriately and the district would like to thank everyone associated with the case, including members of the public who provided information to the investigation.

The fire caused to the playground area. Read the initial report by clicking here.

School officials are not commenting on the matter at this time.

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Erin Faulk December 13, 2012 at 07:53 PM
A lot of you have probably seen this by now, but the individuals responsible will be facing criminal charges: http://patch.com/A-0qLy
Jason D Flaherty December 14, 2012 at 07:18 PM
It doesn't matter who's property it fell on! It's not for the school board to choose punishment! It's a crime and in my opinion it's right up there with guns,drugs and bullying! If they get to choose the punishment how come the police have to patrol an area that the school already governs! I would love to know who these kids are and see who their families are cause as far as I know they should be made public. We need to know if its our neighbor or if my kid is playing (lol) with them.
Jason D Flaherty December 14, 2012 at 07:24 PM
I guess throwing eggs at the school should not be cause for an arrest by Dormont police unless the school says " ah, yes can you go arrest those kids". Why DIDnt the K.O. Police do the investigation and make an arrest instead of pawning it off on Dormont Police till they decide. I hope I never see any kids name on here under 16 accused of a crime...
MSgt. John DeLallo December 15, 2012 at 08:43 AM
JS: In light of the horrific murders today in Connecticut, I can only say that there is nothing funny about firearms coupled with criminal acts. Right now, at 3:32 A.M. Saturday morning I am restless, disturbed, and praying for those families, and for the parents and grandparents like me who are going to be answering tough questions from youngsters about the same age as those victims. I'm not going to debate this issue. As we speak, it is a complex tragedy, and folks who are much smarter than I are faced with the daunting task of determining what happened (beyond the obvious). I hope you will join me in prayer. At our VFW we pray for the children in our National Home, and all recite "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God." Right now, this instant, that prayer is all I can offer. I have no snarky retorts, nor evaluation of our system of jurisprudence, nor judgemental wanderings of the mind. I only ask that you join me, and I am certain, millions of Americans who are praying as we speak. I believe I can count on you to do that.
JS December 15, 2012 at 01:00 PM
As everyone who has any compassion in them, I grieve for the people involved in this tragedy. To each his own as to how to deal with this, whether it's with prayer or whatever. I also feel extreme anger at the people who make it their life's work to make sure that these types of weapons are available to anyone who wants one. Those that complain about a $5 fee attached to gun purchases, who want guns sold at gun shows without a background check, who think it's too much to require someone who has a gun stolen to report it as such. As do you, Msgt., I have many many emotions today. I trust you slept well last night. We need to start the conversation now, today, about what kind of society that we want when it comes to guns. Do we continue to not have a conversation about the gun culture because of the few that shout down that conversation, or do we say enough is enough.


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