Teen allegedly lights house on fire after getting bad grades
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Reno, NV (KTNV) -- Authorities say a teenager who was upset about school has been taken into custody after apparently starting a small fire in his Reno home.
Reno police say the 13-year-old poured gasoline on his family's home to start a fire, and shot through a wall with his father's handgun.
He then called his parents and threatened them.
Apparently he was upset over having to switch schools, and with his mid-term grades.
Firefighters responded, but backed off when they saw the boy had a gun.
The teen is facing arson charges, as well as assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful discharge of a firearm.
He's currently being held in juvenile detention.