FL High School Pep Rally Ends In Self-Immolation

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP)    A performer at a Florida high school pep rally accidentally set himself on fire in front of hundreds of students Thursday.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue Capt. Ed Beardsley said the man was part of a performance at Atlantic High’s gym Thursday morning.

He said the man was taken to the hospital with burns.

Beardsley did not know their severity.

He said seven other people were hospitalized after breathing fire extinguisher dust.

Their injuries were not serious.

He did not know how many of them were students.

Video posted online shows the man, reportedly a fire-breathing performer, suddenly being engulfed in flames.

He scrambled to the floor and others came to his aid as the video ends.

Classes resumed after the accident.