CASCADE -- A teenager who set fire to a classroom at Cascade High School last fall will spend at least two years behind bars for his crime.
Valley County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Williams says Jeffrey Wright was given a 10-year sentence. He could be eligible for parole after two years.
Wright will be in the Custody of the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections until he turns 18, and then served the remainder of his prison term as an adult. Wright was 16 when he was arrested in January.
The fire happened on Oct. 18, 2011, in a virtual classroom. That's where students go to attend classes taught by teachers from other school districts via video conferencing. About 300 students and staff were evacuated from the building.
Investigators say Wright used an accelerant that was poured over paper and a plastic binder before the materials were intentionally ignited in a corner of the classroom.