| Upper North Island News | Wednesday June 13 2012 10:51
A teenager has been arrested for an arson which has caused hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to a Life Education Trust caravan in Tauranga.
Life Education visits schools with its mobile classroom.
Last night, one of its caravans was torched while it was parked on the netball courts of Brookfield Primary School.
Life Education Trust spokeswoman Astrid Martin says the caravan is a write off, and highly technical equipment has been damaged beyond repair.
"When we're talking about food the educator can turn on smells, we have mannequins that come out of the wall and when the children say a special word and tap a body part, they light up."
Astrid Martin says the classroom is insured, but will take some time to replace.
A 17-year-old is appearing in Tauranga District Court today charged with arson.
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