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Classes resume at Standley Lake High School after student set himself on fire

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - Students are back in class days after a 16-year-old student deliberately set himself on fire at Standley Lake High School. 

School officials said Wednesday students are being urged to talk about their concerns. 

The 16-year-old student Vince Nett remains in critical condition Tuesday as shocked students returned to the closed school to collect belongings and talk to counselors. 

According to police and fire reports, Nett doused himself with an accelerant before lighting himself on fire in the school cafeteria about on Monday.

Westminster Fire Department spokeswoman Diana Wilson says a 1-gallon Coleman fuel jug was found at the scene. 

Nett was burned over 80 percent of his body.

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