Sound Off for October 7th: Is the punishment tough enough? Boys get probation for fire.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — — Three boys will spend up to five years on probation for their roles in a fire that destroyed the wooden grandstands at Eugene’s historic Civic Stadium.
The boys reached out-of-court settlements with prosecutors on charges of second-degree arson and recklessly endangering another person.
Police say three 12-year-olds and a 10-year-old hopped a fence and lit a fire in the press box.
The case against a fourth suspect charged in the June 29 blaze is ongoing.
Those who were sentenced Tuesday also acknowledged in court that they set a trash bin fire the day after the stadium blaze.
Is the punishment too tough or not tough enough?
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