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3 Teens Arrested in Upstate NY High School Field House Fire

Did you see the news article?

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Three teens have been arrested on arson and burglary charges for an upstate New York high school field house fire that destroyed $70,000 worth of athletic equipment.

The field house at Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School in Schenectady was destroyed in the early morning blaze on Oct. 21.

Three teens, ages 17, 18 and 19, were to be arraigned in city court Friday. It could not immediately be determined if they had lawyers.

School officials say replacing the sports equipment could cost $70,000 or more while rebuilding the field house could cost $500,000.

The fire prompted an outpouring of support and donations from the community, including several other high school football teams.

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I am thankful for the outpouring of the support and donations from the community.  This certainly shows the love and care of individuals.
At Marvelous Grace Girls Academy, we pour ourselves into the lives of teens and their families trying to head off behavior such as this.  Were these teens just bored, or restless, or is this a cry for attention.
I believe we all have an innate desire in our selves to be noticed, but also to accomplish something that is notable in our life time.  This act of Arson certainly is notable in a very dismal degree.   How much more of high esteem, if these three were being written about in the Press about their improvement to the High School, and in essence, declaring the improvement in themselves.  MGGA is geared to help the struggling teenager accomplish great things in their lives, helping them to build Character and Integrity.
We have had girls come to MGGA from New York and given the opportunity to receive help for their lives.  Pray with us as we move forward this Month in a concentrated effort to help teen girls before their poor choice lands them in Prison, for acts such as this.