As adults we know that pranks are apart of teenage life and sometimes even our adult life. This generation of teenagers are exposed to more things and have way more knowledge however they lack common sense sometimes.
Its not stated if it was a prank or revenge but either way setting someone on fire is just wrong.
Authorities in Tennessee say a 15-year-old high school student set his teacher’s hair and clothes on fire during class earlier this week.
Gabriela Peñalba, a science teacher at West High School in Knoxville, reportedly had her back to the classroom when the teen snuck up behind her and ignited her hair and shirt with a lighter.
Students rushed to the 23-year-old teacher’s aid, helping her extinguish the blaze.
Exploiting the commotion, the student tossed the lighter out of a nearby window and fled, but was soon caught by school resource officers.
The unidentified suspect reportedly confessed to the crime in a police interview, but his motive remains unclear.
He was subsequently charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest and transported to a juvenile detention facility.
Luckily, Peñalba did not suffer serious burns — a result credited to the quick response of her students.