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STUDENT SET SCHOOL TEACHER ON FIRE

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A Tennessee High School teacher in the United State has been set on fire by one of her students, a police officer has said said.

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Gabriela Penalba, 23 was reported to have turned her back to her class on Monday morning at West High School in Knoxville when a 15-year-old male student (names with held) set her hair and shirt ablaze using his lighter, police said.

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Students quickly put the fire out and “exploited the commotion” by throwing the lighter out the window and fleeing before being captured by police.

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The quick thinking of her students helped Penalba avoid any burns, according to WBIR. The student faces aggravated assault and evading arrest charges.

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