Pray for Vince: Standley Lake student in critical condition after setting himself on fire at school

At 7:30 a.m. this morning, Standley Lake High in Westminster will open, but only for those students who left something behind or would like to speak to a counselor about the horrific events that closed the school yesterday. That's when a troubled sixteen-year-old reportedly drank a water bottle full of bleach and set himself on fire. The teen, who's been identified by media organizations and numerous posters on social media as Vince Nett, remains in critical condition at an area hospital. Photos, videos and details about this sad, shocking story below.
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