High School Student Arrested for Lighting Teacher on Fire

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Nov 27, 2013 10:33 AM
Police arrested a 15-year-old West High School student on Monday morning for assaulting a teacher after he used a lighter to ignite her hair and shirt. According to witnesses, when the teacher, 23-year-old Gabriela Penalba (pictured above) turned her back to the class, a male student lit her hair and shirt on fire.