Girl burned in lighter fluid attack Oct. 4, 2006. 08:02 PM
13-year-old girl suffered second-degree burns to her chest after two boys sprayed her with lighter fluid and set her shirt on fire in York, police say.Two teenage boys were recording themselves with a digital camera as they played with lighter fluid and set their clothing on fire in the Eglinton Ave. W. and Black Creek Dr. area around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.When the girl who was with them refused to have her own clothing ignited, she was held down, sprayed with lighter fluid and had her T-shirt lit on fire, police said.Two 15-year-old boys, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, are charged with aggravated assault, mischief endangering life and assault with a weapon.
My thoughts and sadness go out to this girl. Thank god it wasn't any worse that it was.
My first thought after reading this story - "the boys were trying to make a video to put on youtube.com." I bet I'm not far off the truth. Sad commentary. I can only hope that the punishment is severe, and that it's the punishment that gets the publicity, as opposed to the act.
My second thought - "why the hell would a 13 year old girl's parents let her hang around with 15 year old boys?"
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