Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saint Ann's Students Among Those Who Torched P.S. 29 Playground - UPDATE

(This article was first reported Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and updated at midnight.)

Further UPDATED here.

At least one Saint Ann's School student has been arrested in connection with the torching of the new playground at P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill, according to the Daily News and Carroll Gardens Patch.

Max Laytan, 16, son of film distributor/ producer Charles Layton, turned himself in to cops Tuesday. Sources told the News that four of nine teens involved in the incident attend St. Ann's, but an article in Carroll Gardens Patch reports that only four teens were involved: Max Layton and Bairn Sweeney, both 16, along with two other neighborhood teens. CGP says they surrendered to fire marshals at the 76th Precinct station house.

The Brooklyn Eagle reported last week that the teen perps told their parents the fire was "an accident."

According to CGP, the kids were trying to create a YouTube video of one of them sliding through a trail of fire. Oops!

“The parents feel awful,” Brooklyn attorney Sam Gregory told the Brooklyn Eagle. “They contacted me and said they want to facilitate a way to get the playground replaced. Fifty-thousand dollars was wired into my account today. The kids will be working a long time to pay their parents back. They’re terribly sorry.”

- Teens Admit Burning Down P.S. 29 Playground

Photo by MK Metz

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