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Teen Who Set Himself Ablaze in School Cafeteria Dies

Vincent Nett succumbed to his injuries last night
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2014 3:50 AM CST
Teen Who Set Himself Ablaze in School Cafeteria Dies
A police cruiser blocks the entrance to Standley Lake HIgh School, where classes were cancelled after an apparent suicide attempt by a student, in Westminster, Colo., Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

(Newser) – The 16-year-old who set himself on fire in his Colorado high school's cafeteria late last month died yesterday, the Denver Post reports. Vincent Nett suffered burns over 80% of his body in the Jan. 27 incident, with 40% of those burns being third-degree. "This is not someone's fault, I had this planned for years so shut your face if you think that this was because of something recent or because of someone," Vincent had written in a suicide note before walking into the Standley Lake High School cafeteria with a 1-gallon Coleman fuel jug shortly after 7am. Police don't think he intended to harm anyone else, KDVR reports. (Read more self-immolation stories.)

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