A North Carolina mother is accused of helping her teenage son set himself on fire as part of the latest social media craze.

Teenagers are recording themselves pouring flammable liquids on themselves and then setting themselves on fire.


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A spokesman for the Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill says the hospital has had a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old in the past three weeks with serious burns from the challenge.

Police say Janie Talley's 16-year-old son suffered minor burns when he panicked after setting himself on fire. Others had to help him put out the fire, which was videotaped and posted online.

Talley was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. It wasn't known if she had a lawyer.


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Attorneys Katie Phang and Ted Williams discussed this craze on tonight’s “On The Record.”

Williams called it “beyond stuck on stupid" and "just clearly outrageous.”

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