UPDATE: Three teen-aged boys who admitted causing the May 11 fire at Woodburn (Ore.) High School have been sentenced to five years of probation. The teen who started the fire, Diego Rodriguez-Alvarez, 15, also was sentenced to four days in juvenile detention. Rodriguez-Alvarez, Jose Campuzano-Zepeda, 16, Miguel Garcia, 15, admitted to juvenile charges of attempted first-degree arson and five counts of recklessly endangering.
From KATU-TV: Just a few months after a devastating fire, Woodburn (Ore.) High School is starting the school year as scheduled. Three students confessed to starting a fire in May that destroyed classrooms and left most of the building with smoke and water damage. The building is missing a few classrooms that sustained serious fire damage, and part of the school is still unfinished. But other parts of the buiilding have been cleaned and rebuilt.
MAY 2012...from The Portland Oregonian: Three 15-year-old students accused of starting an extra-alarm fire last week at Woodburn High School in Woodburn, Ore., ignited puddles of ethyl alcohol-based hand sanitizer on a desktop with a lighter, court documents say. What the students allegedly did is similar to a stunt seen on a 2007 YouTube video. The video appears to have been shot in a school and ends with a hand snuffing out the blue flames from a swirling pattern of hand sanitizer burning on what looks like a tabletop. At Woodburn, the boys allegedly did the same thing, according to the affidavit. Then in an attempt to put the fire out, they made it worse.
EARLIER...from The Portland Oregonian: Woodburn, Ore., police say three 15-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with a fire that burned through the wood and metal shops at Woodburn High School. The boys, whose identities were not disclosed, face charges of arson, reckless burning and reckless endangering.
School district news release: Woodburn High School in Woodburn, Ore., will be closed to students and teachers for the entire week to assess damages to the campus caused by an extra-alarm fire. The district is working to find alternative locations for classes . All classes at elementary and middle schools will be open as usual for students and teachers.
Also...Video from KATU-TV: