Kansas City school’s playground intentionally set on fire

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The playground at a Kansas elementary school was intentionally set on fire Sunday afternoon.

The incident occurred at about 4:20 p.m. and police have arrested one person, according to KCTV.

School officials say the fire destroyed a playset and caused more than $50,000 in damages. The PTA and students built the playground and were planning to add more features.

"First I was upset, then I was mad. It's the kids. Tuesday they're going to come to school and they're not going to have a playground to play on, so that's my main focus right now is trying to get a replacement for it," said parent Rebecca Howard, according to KSHB.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

A PayPal account was created to help fund a new playground.

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