Teen who set fire at North Penn High School sentenced

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TOWAMENCIN TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- The 17-year-old who admitted to setting a fire at North Penn High School in Montgomery County will spend a year in a juvenile facility.

A judge also ordered him to pay $10,000 in restitution, the cost of the school's insurance deductible.

The teen was remorseful and apologized for his actions in court on Wednesday morning.

The fire started after he lit a stack of napkins on fire in a band storage room.

The flames then spread, causing $800,000 in damage.

More than 3,000 students, along with faculty and staff, were evacuated. There were no injuries.