High School Student Who Set Himself On Fire Dies

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (February 10, 2014) A 16-year-old student who set himself on fire nearly two weeks ago at a suburban Denver high school has died, police say.

Westminster Police Department police investigator Cheri Spottke says that Vincent Nett succumbed to his injuries at around 5 p.m. Sunday.

The boy was burned over 80 percent of his body and had been in critical condition at a local hospital.

According to police and fire reports, the boy doused himself with an accelerant before lighting himself on fire in what evidently was a suicide attempt on Jan. 27 in Standley Lake High School's cafeteria.

An autopsy will be performed.

Spottke said counselors will be available Monday at the Westminster school.


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