The Clark County, Nevada School District is suing the parents of a teenager who allegedly set fire to a high school in 2008. The fire in the boys locker room at Palo Verde High School caused approximately $71,000 in damages. The damage would have been even greater had it not been for the fact the building was sprinklered.
The suit was filed against the youth and his parents. Under Nevada law, a parent can be held liable for up to $10,000 for the actions of a child, and with two parents the District hopes to recover at least $20,000 of the $71,000 in damages. More on the story.