Classes to resume after Denver-area student set self on fire

By: The Associated Press
January 29, 2014 Updated: January 29, 2014 at 7:04 am

WESTMINSTER — Classes are set to resume days after a 16-year-old student deliberately set himself on fire at Standley Lake High School.

The student remained in critical condition Tuesday as shocked students returned to the closed school to collect belongings and talk to counselors. Classes are scheduled to resume on Wednesday.

According to police and fire reports, the boy doused himself with an accelerant before lighting himself on fire in the school cafeteria about on Monday. Westminster Fire Department spokeswoman Diana Wilson says a 1-gallon Coleman fuel jug was found at the scene.

The boy, who has not been officially identified, was burned over 80 percent of his body.

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