Local tragedy

  1. Sunday here in my little neck of the desert we had a terrible thing happen. Apparently several boys ages 15-19 were out south of town and decided to act out a scene that they saw from MTV's "Jacka**" They thought that they would set one of the boys on fire and then put him out. Anyway, they doused him with lighter fluid and then proceeded to set him on fire, he panicked and ran, while on fire. He has 2nd degree burns on over 45% of his body and the hospital here airlifted him to UMC Burn unit in Lubbock. I just pray for his family and hope that he is able to recover. I just felt that I needed to share this with all of you, thanks for listening.

    Lisa
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   shay
    Good Lord. There's a REASON that show is called "Jacka**."

    Poor kid. Hope he's okay. The idiots who set him on fire should be in jail. Hope they are.
  4. by   NurseAngie
    Originally posted by shay
    Good Lord. There's a REASON that show is called "Jacka**."

    Poor kid. Hope he's okay. The idiots who set him on fire should be in jail. Hope they are.

    YOU SAID IT! I'll pray for that kid. Makes me want to wake mine up and let him read this for himself....That poor kid's parents. You'd think a 15-19 year old would KNOW this was a really BAD idea!


    ~Ang
  5. by   live4today
    Now those boys need a good whoopin'.....if I say so myself. Jail them? YOU BET!!! They knew what they were about to do, and carried it out. Not only were their actions intentionally well thought out, they didn't hesitate to go through with it. Lord have mercy!
  6. by   leesonlpn
    My 17 year old son used to watch that show - I think it's just re-runs now, they took it off. Anyway he would laugh, thinking the stunts were funny, while I am standing there with my mouth open, thinking how stupid the stunts were. I couldn't believe that show was even on the air. Stupid, ridiculous, insulting to one's intelligence. Almost as bad as tom green.
  7. by   Weinzel
    Just wanted to let you guys know that the sheriff's department is going to press charges. And get this, the kids video taped it, so they have SOLID proof. Anyway, thank you all for your thoughts. All of these young men will have to live with this forever, and l hope that when they do that they realize how stupid they truely stuipid they were for doing this.

    Lisa

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