Seriously, what is wrong with some of these kids these days?!
Inside Edition reports that a high school principal and his family in Payette, Idaho are now living in a tiny motel room after their home was destroyed in a fire….allegedly started by some of his own students!
On February 22, a huge fire broke out at the home of principal Mark Heleker, completely destroying his home. He, his wife Lori, and their 24-year-old daughter, Katie, were sleeping when the blaze began. Mere hours later, an unidentified high school student posted on social media a flame emoji saying, “Burn bitch burn.”
After police investigation, three high school students and one middle schooler were arrested for burning down the home. Apparently, they started the fire on purpose to get some kind of revenge on the principal, and watched as the fire engulfed the house. Two of the students had recently been suspended by the principal for prescription drug use, Payette Police Chief Mark Clark said to the Idaho Statesman. “They could actually see this fire raging, fully engulfed and one of them made a comment: 'You know what? That asshole deserves this,” the chief said. “They never called 911. They had to know people were in the home sleeping.”
One of the kids has been charged with first degree arson, while the others have been charged with a conspiracy to commit arson. All four will be tried as adults.
In spite of this, Mark and Lori, who serves as a teacher, still have faith in the rest of their students. “We've spent 20 years looking for the best in children," Lori said. "And that's not going to change because four of them made a bad decision."