Teens sentenced: Two former Loudoun County High School students who set fire to the school in January, causing $2 million in damage, were sentenced yesterday to 10 months in prison.

James Finnegan, 19, and James Kearney, 18, also were each fined $5,000 and ordered to complete behavioral rehabilitation programs and perform 200 hours of community service. In addition, they will be on probation for three years.

Fauquier County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Parker gave the pair 10-year sentences, then suspended all but 10 months. William Fitzpatrick, an attorney for Kearney, said he expects the teenagers to complete their sentences and the rehabilitation programs in about 16 months.


Youth arrested in slaying: D.C. police said yesterday that they had arrested a 15-year-old boy from Northeast Washington in the shooting death of a man Oct. 19. The juvenile, whose name was withheld, was arrested at his home by the police department's warrant squad yesterday morning, authorities said.

He was charged with first-degree murder while armed in the killing of Thomas L. Daniels, 21, who was found shot after his car crashed in the 1200 block of Kenilworth Avenue NE.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.