Student sets fire to himself at school :(

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  1. Reba

    Reba Retired Terp Premium Member

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    This was horrible. The audios of the 911 calls were chilling.

    We were just at that school, in the same parking lot, less than a week ago for an event there. I know a staff member there, and some students. What a terrible experience for them.

    That's a horrendous way to die. My heart goes out to the family. I can't imagine their anguish. :(

    Student set himself ablaze, police say, burns prove fatal | The Post and Courier, Charleston SC - News, Sports, Entertainment
     
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    :shock::( wow, how very very SAD....
     
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    rockin'robin Well-Known Member

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    So horrific! And a painful way to die....
     
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    There had to be witnesses there that had to seen that and I wonder why someone didn't take him down immediately? My guess is the kids stood there gawking, some snickering and laughing. Some prolly wanted to watch him on fire just for shits and giggles. Others were prolly afraid to be on fire themselves should they tried to stop him, but that doesn't mean it excuses them from stopping him from trying to kill himself.

    Yiz
     
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    rockin'robin Well-Known Member

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    It's not everyday people set themselves on fire....and I'm sure these "kids" had no iota of what to do! I imagine a lot of screaming and panic going on....Even some adults would be at a loss as of what to do! Plus, whatever accelerant he used, the fire spread quickly.
     
  6. Reba

    Reba Retired Terp Premium Member

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    It was during school time, so most witnesses saw what happened from the windows while they were inside the buildings.

    Some students took action:

    "...students used a fire extinguisher to douse their burning classmate...."

    I've been to that campus. It's huge, laid out more like a college campus.

    Also, some of the 911 calls were from students.

    On TV, they interviewed some of the students. They were all upset about what happened.
     
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    Reba Retired Terp Premium Member

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    Yes. Also, he started running immediately.
     
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    Ah ok, just wish they got to him much sooner.

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    Students try to cope with tragic loss of classmate - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports
     
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    What a horrible, traumatizing experience. My heart goes out to students and staff, and the family of the deceased. Thank goodness the crisis response team is there.
     
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    I must say I'm with you on this one. It's a brutal way to die and I have no doubt that the witnesses will need counseling for quite a while after that. My heart goes out to their families and the dead student's family.
     
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    It is pretty sad, but I'm sure there is a need for counseling across the board. Ach.
     
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    Well, that's sad. :(
     
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    that is sad grieve
     
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    How horrible! I am at loss for words.
     
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    Dixie Farting Snowflakes Premium Member

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    That's sad. You would thing that Boombox would have exhibited some signs of depression. But then again not every person presents the signs and symptoms the same way. Maybe he was able to hide behind his boombox?
     
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    Reba Retired Terp Premium Member

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    My older grandson told me today that some of the kids at his school knew Aaron. They said that he gave no indication of being depressed or upset.
     
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    I doubt you can do anything about it except stand and watch it in horror with great disbelief. I doubt this is something ANYBODY can help except a sick killer.
     
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    My grandson also told me that when he arrived at school this morning (Friday), several of his classmates were upset and crying. He found out that a student from his high school hanged himself last night! He didn't personally know the student but it was still upsetting.
     

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