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SC high school student hospitalized for burns

Dec 9, 2010 6:32:00 AM - thestate.com
Authorities say a North Charleston high school student was sent to a burn hospital in Georgia after suffering severe burns in a fire in his school's parking lot.

Multiple media outlets report that 70 percent of 16-year-old Aaron Williams' body was covered in burns in the fire at around 8:20 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston.

A spokeswoman for the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., said the high school junior was in critical condition late Wednesday.

Witnesses saw the teen's clothes were on fire as he ran toward the school's entrance. Staffers doused the fire and called authorities, who are still investigating the cause. Police towed a car away from the school as part of their investigation.

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