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Vincent Nett succumbed to his injuries at around 5 p.m. Sunday, Westminster Police Department police investigator Cheri Spottke said. The boy was burned over 80 percent of his body and had been in critical condition at a local hospital.
Police said he did not make any threats before he lit himself ablaze. A custodian used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire before it could spread. Several other students were in the cafeteria at the time, but none were injured.
Thousands of children aged 10 and under are being treated for depression, stress and anxiety, an investigation by the Daily Mirror has revealed.
Tormented by bullies, under pressure to fit in and bombarded with school assessments, many youngsters today find themselves struggling to cope.
Pennsylvania State Police identified a man who died after setting himself on fire during a police chase along Interstate 81 in Dauphin County early Tuesday. Authorities say Brian White, 33, of Hummelstown, set himself ablaze inside his vehicle as he was being pursued by state troopers in the northbound lanes of I-81 in West Hanover Township. The incident began around 11:30 p.m. Monday after White’s mother contacted 911 saying her son was suicidal and just left the home. State troopers found White’s vehicle parked along the side of the road at Fishing Creek Valley Road and Route 322 in Middle Paxton around 3 a.m Tuesday. As troopers approached the vehicle– White sped off and got onto I-81, said Trooper Robert Hicks, a state police spokesman. During the chase– White was seen emptying multiple cans of gasoline inside the vehicle and tossing cigarettes out of the window, Hick said. Troopers deployed spike strips near mile marker 72 in an attempt to safely end the chase. But that didn’t slow White down. The chase continued for another few miles until flames engulfed the inside of White’s car. Troopers were unable to get to the vehicle and save White because of the intense flames, Hicks said. White was pronounced dead at the scene.