VANCOUVER, Wash. - A 17-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to arson for setting a fire that destroyed a Vancouver elementary school, costing $22 million to replace.
Clark County prosecutors are recommending that Dylan Mork be ordered to pay $2 million in restitution and that he get 30 days in custody when he's sentenced July 7 in juvenile court.
The Columbian reports Mork cooperated with investigators and was accompanied by his parents Thursday in court.
Court papers say Mork set fire to a coat that had been left on a bench next to Crestline Elementary School in February 2013 and thought the fire was out when he left. The fire burned the bench and spread to the school.
The three-alarm fire displaced 500 students. A replacement school is scheduled to open in September.
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