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Idaho High School Students Accused of Burning Down Principal’s House in Revenge

Two face first-degree arson charges that could send them to jail for life

Four Idaho students angry over suspensions took revenge on their high school principal by burning down his house while he and his family were still inside, police said.

Mark Heleker and his wife and daughter were able to escape in time, Chief Mark Clark of the City of Payette Police Department told NBC News. But the accused teenagers were undone when they bragged on Snapchat about torching the house.

“They were describing how the fire had started and that information had not been made public yet,” Clark said…

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