Two Longview teenagers are suspected of dousing a 14-year-old with lighter fluid and setting him on fire.
The victim's hair was singed, but he was not injured, according to court documents. Court records stated the boy, who is from Kelso, rolled on the ground to extinguish the fire.
Police said the victim was walking on Allen Boulevard near Coweeman Middle School on Friday night when one of the teens sprayed the fluid and the other lit his shirt on fire.
Officers responding to 911 calls found the victim without a shirt and his hair burnt on both sides of his head.
The two teenagers could face second-degree assault charges, according to court documents.
The victim's mother, Erica Ouellette, said this isn't the first time her son has been targeted by bullies.
"What could’ve happened? I hate to even think. It could've been death. It could’ve been severe wounds. He could be in the hospital right now instead of school. Could’ve been very bad," Ouellette said.
She said the suspected teens have been harassing her son for years, despite repeated complaints to the school district.
Police confirmed one of the teenagers assaulted the victim a year ago and was charged in the crime.