Police: Student, 17, set California high school on fire

AP News
Posted: Nov 30, 2015 12:33 PM

MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old student set a California high school on fire Monday by hurling a Molotov cocktail through a window, police said.

The student was found hiding near Monrovia High School in Southern California and arrested on suspicion of arson, Monrovia police said. No name was released because the suspect is a minor. Police believe the person acted alone,

The blaze was sparked shortly before 12:30 a.m. inside the administration offices on the campus northeast of downtown Los Angeles. No injuries were reported.

Authorities estimated the fire caused up to $1 million in damage, the Los Angeles Times reported (http://lat.ms/1Q8Imof).

The school was open for classes as firefighters and police investigated the blaze.