NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A sixth grade boy at a Brooklyn elementary school was accused of setting a girl’s hair on fire with a lighter at a park near the school Tuesday afternoon.
As 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported, witnesses said the boy was goofing off and playing with a lighter at the Bildersee Playground near I.S. 68 in Flatlands, walking and talking with a 14-year-old girl when suddenly, her curly hair was in flames.
“It was like flames. It was like real flames. If you see a tree on fire, it was like that,” said student Malcolm Joseph.
Students at the middle school said the boy tried to help.