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Charges Filed Against Mother Whose Child Participated in Fire Challenge

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Young people are known for confusing their youth and vigor with invincibility, but the latest Talleycraze has shocked the public.

The so called “fire challenge” has become a viral sensation, with teens posting videos where they set themselves on fire to Vine and other social media hubs.

The fire challenge usually ends with kids in the hospital advising their peers not to take part in the challenge, but in at least one instance, a parent was arrested for her role in the fire challenge.

Forty-one-year-old Janie Lachelle Talley of Charlotte, North Carolina was arrested for allowing her son to participate in the fire challenge.

Talley was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor once police reviewed the video of her son setting himself on fire and learned that his mother knew what her son was doing.

According to authorities, last month Talley’s 16 year old son poured nail polish remover on his body and set himself on fire. Onlookers who were nearby watched the teen set himself on fire then put out the flame.

According to police, Talley was not only present when her son set himself on fire but she also encouraged the recording of the video.

“All I know… it was a silly, silly decision for him to make…and I mean it happened and we’re working through it right now,” Talley told local affiliate WBTV.

Talley was arrested and charged on August 6.

“Facebook has recognized the danger in this activity and has removed similar online videos from their site to avoid any copycat videos,” police officials said. “The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department discourages this activity due to the extreme danger it poses to everyone involved and take all complaints seriously.”