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Student Gets Third-Degree Burns From Teen Who Lit Skirt On Fire

Police arrested a 16-year-old suspect after Sasha Fleischman sustained second- and third-degree burns.

According to the Oakland Tribune, a high school senior who “does not identify as male or female but rather as nonbinary gender,” sustained second- and third-degree burns.

Sasha Fleischman fell asleep on the bus home when allegedly, a 16-year-old suspect lit his kilt-like skirt on fire.

“He likes to wear a skirt. It’s his statement,” his mother Debbie Fleischman said. “That’s how he feels comfortable dressing.”

An online donation page has been set up for Fleischman which includes a message board filled with well wishes from family members and friends. Supporters have already raised over $13,000 of their $20,000 goal.

According to a blog post on the donation site, Fleischman underwent the first of his many surgeries today.

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