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Wis. teen accused of setting girl's hair on fire

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin high school student is accused of setting a 14-year-old girl's hair on fire.

WGTD Radio reports the Case High School student faces a charge of endangering public safety.

According to the complaint, the 17-year-old boy was playing with a lighter in a hallway between classes when he ignited the hair on the back of the girl's head.

The girl told investigators she didn't realize her hair was on fire until people started to scream at her. A witness told police that the boy then put out the fire himself before running away. He told police he had been playing and the act was unintentional.

The fire left a quarter-sized bald spot on the back of the victim's head.

Bond for the 17-year-old was set Friday at $1,000 cash.

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Information from: WGTD-FM, http://www.wgtd.org

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