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Gabriela PenalbaKnoxville, TN — I’m a little bit late with this one. Ok, a whole lot late…. drugs alcohol procrastination my volunteer work at the local soup kitchen really takes up a lot of my free time, ya know. Anyways, an unidentified 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday, after police say he tried to roast his teacher by using a lighter to ignite her hair and shirt.

According to police, 23-year-old Gabriela Penalba had turned her back to her students that morning at West High School, when the boy walked up behind her with a cigarette lighter and set her shirt and hair on fire.

Fortunately, the flames were extinguished by her not-so-psycho students before Penalba suffered any burns to the skin.

Afterwards, the boy reportedly tossed the lighter out a window and fled the school on foot.

After a short foot chase, the boy was taken into custody. After admitting to the alleged assault, he was charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest. He’s now chillin’ in a juvenile detention facility.

No word on the motive behind the attack.


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  • Abdulah Rome


  • i got so caught up with documenting reality that i forgot how good it feels to actually read about it and have my imagination run wild!!!!!!

  • JohnQknowitall

    KILL HIM!!! KILL HIM!!! …and Tennessee probably will.

  • DeweyCheatam

    I doubt it. Many years ago friends of mine, a husband and wife, active duty Army nurses, were raped and murdered in Clarksville, TN, by two guys who purposefully set out to kill that night. They’d started at another house, but those people weren’t home, so the killers moved on to my friends, Patrick and Rosemary Smith. One of the perps received the death penalty, Ronnie Cauthern, and the fucker is still sitting on death row, more than 26 years later.

  • Jycorro

    I guess he was bored.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    And people wonder why I never went into teaching…

  • itsknotme

    FAILED! Dam political correctness, again. Her college should have NEVER let her per sue a teaching career, since ALL teachers MUST have eyes in the back of their heads.

  • Lena60

    Creepy little bastard. I think they should take this kid, Shackled of course to the nearest burn unit.Let him see what happens to people and how horrible it is.

  • Damn, fucked up little fucker!!!

  • Evan

    being a teacher doesn’t sound like fun these days

  • amylu

    He was only charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest? No attempted murder charges?

  • Karma

    I think a kid who would do something like that is already hardened to the point that he would probably laugh at the victims – maybe even pour some cleaning products on them to make them hurt more. If he were 10 or 12, maybe. But by 15? I doubt he is fixable.

  • JohnQknowitall

    I was being sarcastic.

  • TruTruTrue

    Come on!! He’s a child.. Let him out until he can commit a bigger more heinous crime. Jk

  • t3chsupp0rt

    Probably wasn’t even thinking she was going to really catch on fire, just trying to act like an asshole for laughs and not expecting that fire catches things on fire. Serves the little fucker right, as would a good solid ass beating.

  • t3chsupp0rt

    But maybe she was a witch.

    That she survived certainly backs up that hypothesis. Someone get a duck.

  • Evan

    the teacher? [confused]

  • Teleute
  • Evan

    I am now! looks like a good movie

  • Buffettgirl

    Damn – that’s just all kinds of fucked up. Sorry about your friends Dewey…

  • Buffettgirl

    Sorry – but for some reason all I can hear is Beavis & Butt-head “heh-heh” ing in my head. That’s what this seems like to me, like he tried to prank her but really, he’s just too dumb to breathe and didn’t know it. Thankfully the teacher wasn’t hurt. Love to all the good teachers out there! My step-mama taught special ed for decades. 🙂

  • Gee

    Teachers don’t get paid enough to deal with these evil spawn creatures.

  • Leasha

    She’s hot.

    That is all.

  • Texas Ranger

    What I was thinking. In my 15 year old mind, setting her shirt and hair on fire was NOT the sort of fantasy I would have come up with. Lots of saliva and maybe some baby oil would be involved, chalkboard eraser and maybe a yard stick too………yeahhhhh………….sorry lost my train of thought here for a bit….

  • Texas Ranger

    Nope. Abdulah clearly meant YOU for that one.

  • DeweyCheatam

    Sorry, I didn’t catch it.

  • DeweyCheatam

    Thank u. Wish they’d go ahead and execute him.

  • Chinchillazilla

    She was hotter when she was on fire.

  • Lena60

    Sorry Dewey, thats sad.

  • Lena60

    Focus TR…FOCUS!

  • Aussie Sabbath

    He needs to be set on fire himself. It’s funny how pyros are willing to set anyone else on fire but take precautions to prevent burns to themselves.

  • Aussie Sabbath

    Oh, Dewey, that’s so sad 🙁
    Take heart that the fuckers who did this, spend every day tortured by the fact that they don’t know whether the next day will be their last. Many years ago, I read a book by Geoffrey Robertson (an Australian barrister and human rights advocate). In it was a chapter on Michael X being held in a Caribbean jail awaiting execution. He described the anguish the men in that prison went through because they had no “kill-by” date.
    It’s some solace, that death is too good for them.

  • Gee


  • Leasha

    Funny thing is, I meant no pun when I posted my first comment; she’s just hot. But it does fit..

  • Elizabeth McCarthy

    Who would have thought long hair would be so dangerous around teenagers?

  • Jean Valjean

    Maybe he was hot for teacher?