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Lawd jeezus!

So a 15-year-old high school student thought it would be a fun idea to 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.

Thankfully students ran to their teacher’s aide, attempting to put the flames out and she didn’t suffer from serious burns.

Gawker reports:

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.

The culprit has since been charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest and transported to a juvenile detention facility.

SOURCE: Gawker

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