Idaho Students Accused Of Burning Down Principal's House In Revenge

Police say the fire started in a trash can in the driveway and spread to the home.

Four angry Idaho high school students took revenge on their principal by burning his house while he and his family were inside, according to police, NBC News reported.

The principal, Mark Heleker, escaped with his wife and grown daughter on Feb. 22 when a fire spread to the house from a plastic trash can in they driveway. The fire destroyed their home and three cars parked in the driveway.

The four teenagers, who bragged about the incident on Snapchat, are all in custody. Payette police said they gave information about the fire that had not yet been made public.

Two of the boys face first-degree arson charges. All four are charged with conspiracy to commit arson. 

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