Investigators think the four boys set the fire in retaliation for being suspended. Social-media posts helped lead investigators to the suspects.
PAYETTE, Idaho — Idaho police believe four teenage boys are responsible for setting fire to a high-school principal’s house.
Payette Police Chief Mark Clark said Tuesday he asked a judge to issue a warrant for the arrest of three high-schoolers and one middle-schooler, The Idaho Statesman reports.
The Feb. 22 fire destroyed Payette High School principal Mark Heleker’s home and three cars parked in the driveway.
Payette Fire Chief Steve Castenada says the blaze started in a trash can outside the garage. He says investigators think the suspects set the fire in retaliation for being suspended.
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Heleker says he knows the high-school suspects but does not know the younger student.
Clark says social-media posts helped lead investigators to the suspects.