Warrants issued for teens who burned home

Posted at 5:45 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 19:47:36-05

A judge has issued warrants for three juveniles who set fire to their principal’s home in Payette.

The trio will be charged as adults with first degree arson after burning down the home as retaliation for the principal suspending them.

The Payette Police Chief has not released their names at this time and a fourth juvenile boy remains at large for the crime.

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.

Clark says social-media posts helped lead investigators to the suspects.

The boy is expected to surrender tomorrow.