Disgruntled Nurse Sets Fire in School, Causes $2M in Damage

WACO, Texas — A former Speegleville Elementary School nurse was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for setting a school building on fire.

Mary Lucille Gutierrez was reportedly upset about a poor review and set the fire Aug. 9 hoping it would lead to a transfer for her or the administrator who gave her the review, the Associated Press reports. The fire caused about $2 million in damage.

The school underwent repairs and will be reopened next month.

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