Teen may be charged as adult

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Prosecutors want a 17-year-old charged as an adult in a fire that caused more than $500,000 damage at Minnetonka High School.

The teen-ager was charged Tuesday with arson and burglary after telling police that he and two other boys broke a window to the school's media center Saturday night. He then soaked a T-shirt in gasoline, ignited it and threw it in the school.

As the teen-ager left, the boy called 911 on his cell phone, the complaint said.

Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar said her office planned to charge two other people involved in the fire today. Police said the motive for setting the fire is unclear.

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