SE OPP Wawa – Youth charged with Arson

On February 25, 2022, at approximately 2:40 p.m., members of the Superior East Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a suspicious fire at a school on Magpie Road in Wawa.

The Wawa Fire Department attended the school and extinguished the fire prior to police arrival. As a result of the investigation, a 15-year-old, from Wawa, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Arson – Damage to Property, contrary to section 434 of the Criminal Code (CC).

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in April in Wawa.