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Mother Arrested Over 'Fire Challenge' Video
A North Carolina woman has been arrested after she was accused of helping her son in a "fire challenge" video in which he set himself ablaze.
The "fire challenge" trend, in which people post videos of themselves on fire, has become a popular trend on Facebook, YouTube and other social media.
However, Facebook has removed many similar videos and authorities discourage the activity pointing to its dangers.
Janie Lachelle Talley, 41, of Charlotte, has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Police say the woman was present when her 16-year-old son poured fingernail polish on himself on July 29 and set himself on fire.
The woman helped with the video recording, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
The teen suffered minor burns to his chest and neck as other people quickly intervened to put out the fire.
Police started investigating after the Department of Social Services was alerted to the incident.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it "discourages this activity due to the extreme danger it poses to everyone involved and take all complaints seriously".