HELENA, Mont. — A teenager has been sentenced to probation and must pay restitution for an arson fire that caused $3 million in damage at a Montana high school.
The Independent Record reports https://goo.gl/BX9NrA the boy, who was sentenced Wednesday, was 13 when he and two teenage girls started fires in a custodian closet and classroom at Helena High School in November. The fire closed the entire school for two days and the damaged wing of the building for three months.
The boy will be supervised until he turns 18, and he and one of the girls have been ordered to pay the school district’s $250,000 insurance deductible.
The girls have pleaded guilty in the case, and one was sentenced to a secure chemical dependency treatment facility after she was caught stealing beer from a store.
Information from: Independent Record, http://www.helenair.com