Percy Merry School Burnt Down, Police Charge One Man

On Thursday May 5th at approximately 6:00pm, Uniform Patrol officers were called to Percy Mary School located on Britannia Road just west of Trafalgar Road, Milton.

Information was received that a male suspect had broken into the abandoned school and was currently within the building.  Upon arrival the suspect was located and arrested after a short foot pursuit.  As officers were in attendance the school became engulfed in flames, resulting in total destruction of the property.  The Milton Fire Department were on scene throughout the night.

HaltonRegionalPoliceBadge Ali-Miguel KAVANAGHT LARDE – 19yrs of Milton is charged with the following offences –

* Break and Enter
* Arson
* Possession of a Controlled Substance

Mr. KAVANAGHT LARDE has been held in Police custody pending a bail hearing.

Members of the Halton Regional Police continue to investigate this incident.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2420, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes)