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20 injured in fire during pep rally at Florida school

Adult performer catches fire during stunt

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Over a dozen people were injured Thursday morning in a botched performance during a pep rally at a South Florida high school.

The accident happened at  Atlantic Community High School.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue said 20 people were treated at the scene. Eight of them, one adult and seven students, were taken to an area hospital, officials said. 

The adult was listed in serious condition and the students were being treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Palm Beach County school district officials said an adult performer caught  fire during a stunt.

News 6 sister station WPLG reporter Terrell Forney learned the performer was a part of a group called  Inferno. 

A student, Alex Yarnall, told Forney the performer was not only blowing the fire out, but he was also putting it on his head. 

"He was---he was just trying to, like, test the limits of fire," the student continued. 

Yarnall said he thought it was an act at first, but then people started screaming. The man was rolling around on the gym floor taking off all of his clothes, Yarnall told Forney. 

The school remains open and classes continued as scheduled. 

Video of the incident was posted on Twitter.

 

 

DUDE JUST CAUGHT ON FIRE AT OUR PEP RALLY!!! ADD ME ON SNAPCHAT KINGSOSA300 pic.twitter.com/trKYFfv7pV

— Anthony (@SolJah13) March 17, 2016