Eabametoong First Nation loses John C Yesno Education Centre to structural fire

Eabametoong First Nation has lost its only school after a fire razed the John C Yesno Education Centre. Nishnawbe Aski Police Service responded to a call about a structural fire at the centre on January 25 and arrived to find the school engulfed in flames. Officers determined that the blaze was consistent with arson: Four suspects under the age of 18 were identified as connected with the incident and are facing a series of charges. The charges include Arson with Disregard for Human Life, Arson causing Damage to Property, Mischief Over $5,000, and Possession of Incendiary Material. One of the suspects has also been charged with Possession of Break-In Instruments and Assaulting a Peace Officer.

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