'I thought I was going to die,' Teen's hair set on fire by bully as other students watch and laugh

A Philadelphia teen recalls a painful moment in her life, particularly when a bully set her hair on fire while her classmates did nothing to help her and just laughed. 

Last Tuesday, 13-year-old Nevaeh Robinson was peacefully waiting at a bus stop when her classmate brought out a lighter to set her hair on fire. Panicking, Robinson tried to put out the fire while her classmates just watched and laughed. During an interview with CBS, she shared just how traumatic the experience was. 

Source: YouTube / CBS Philly

Source: YouTube / CBS Philly

"When it happened, I panicked real fast because I thought I was going to die. It burned my hair so fast. It was kind of traumatizing."

Source: YouTube / CBS Philly

Source: YouTube / CBS Philly

Due to the incident, Nevaeh sustained first-degree burns and lost a few inches of her hair. She now also has a two-inch bald spot and patches around her hairline due to the fire. Her mom, Tanya Robinson, told the news outlet that the doctor who attended to her daughter said that her hairstyle saved her life. 

Source: YouTube / CBS Philly

Source: YouTube / CBS Philly

"Had it been different, she might not be here."

Source: YouTube / CBS Philly

Source: YouTube / CBS Philly

The furious mother adds that she wants the school to take disciplinary action, especially since what happened could have ended her daughter's life. 

Source: YouTube / CBS Philly

Source: YouTube / CBS Philly

“I called the police as soon as they came home, took her to the hospital, the fire chief came out. I’ve spoken to the school district, I’ve spoken to the principal at the school. I want expulsion if you’re setting kids on fire.”

The incident is currently being investigated Philadelphia police and the Philadelphia school district, and neither has released statements about it. 

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