Texas boy, 10, with special needs intentionally set on fire, mother says

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KERRVILLE, Texas — A Texas boy with special needs is on life support after his mom says several children intentionally set him on fire over the weekend.

Kayden Culp, 10, was playing with two other children when one boy allegedly threw gasoline on him and another set him on fire, according to WOAI.

“He needs justice,” said family friend Ashley White. “I mean, no kid deserves to go through anything he’s going through. At all. Period.”

Mother Trysten Culp thinks the attack was planned.

Kayden, who displays autistic behavior but has not been formally diagnosed, suffered burns on more than 20 percent of his body. Injuries ranged from his belly button to his ears.

Officials are investigating the incident.

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