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Teen dies after setting himself on fire

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    This story doesn't really get into the why. Terribly sad.

  2. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    Hopefully he wasn't conscious at all. From what I've heard the pain associated with those kinds of burns is excruciating.

    On a side note, am I the only one surprised that the school had classes today?
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    My high school called off school on a Monday after two students had been killed in a drunk driving accident but had classes the day after a kid shot himself.

    I don't think there's ever a right answer as to what's the right thing to do.
  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    Bam Bam Bigelow does not approve.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Very tough being a teen.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Very true.
  7. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Terrifying stuff. To do it on the way into school and have people see it ... unbelievable.

  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    any teen suicide is an unspeakable tragedy. the pain and torment he must have felt from inside his head unimaginable... :'(

    and the manner in which he did the deed? OMG! the mere fact he chose not to select a quicker, less painful way to tragically end his life is beyond baffling. then again so is trying to understand what series of events could have led him to feel this was his best/only solution. extending my sympathies to the family seems so trite. :'(

    i can only hope he has finally found the peace he was unable to come across during his brief time among us... :'( :'( :'( :'(
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Setting yourself on fire sounds like a big FU to the school.
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    On the list of ways to die, that's pretty damn near the bottom.
  11. CRR13

    CRR13 Member

    There are a lot of questions that have yet to be answered, mainly why the kid resorted to suicide. I can't think of what would cause you to be so desperate to do something. God bless the kid and his family. I can't even imagine how you cope with something like this.
  12. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Seconded. Plus, there's a decent chance it might not actually finish the intended job and you're left alive to deal with excruciating pain and disfigurement.
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