Trial to be set for Savory school arson suspect

A trial date will be set early in the new year for 19-year-old Jordan Deluca, a Langford man charged with arson

A trial date will be set early in the new year for 19-year-old Jordan Deluca, a Langford man charged with arson in relation to a fire at Savory elementary in September.

A hearing for a trial date is scheduled for Jan. 12 at the Western Communities Courthouse.

Deluca’s defense attorney Paul Pearson was keen on setting a date sooner, but said the Crown is still waiting for material from the RCMP.

His co-accused, a 16-year-old Langford male, has a court date on Dec. 22 in Western Communities Courthouse.

The fire, called in Sept. 11 at 5:45 a.m., burned through an administrative wing of the 45-year-old elementary school in Langford, and caused about $50,000 in damage.

About 175 students from kindergarten to Grade 6 were relocated to temporary classrooms at nearby Crystal View and Happy Valley elementary schools while Savory was cleaned and repaired.

The school’s refurbished administration wing is expected to be open by the new year.

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