NEW YORK (AP) - The son of the distributor for the Oscar-winning film “The King’s Speech” is among four teenagers who have been arrested on arson charges in a fire at a New York City schoolyard.
The FDNY says Max Layton and three others were arrested Tuesday in the May 8 fire at Brooklyn’s Public School 29. The fire caused $50,000 worth of damage to the school’s jungle gym.
FDNY Chief Robert Byrnes says the boys were planning to pour rubbing alcohol on a slide, then light it on fire and slide down, while filming it to post online. But the blaze got out of control and the boys fled.