Family says boy with special needs was intentionally set on fire

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KERRVILLE, Texas (WPIX) -- A 10-year-old Texas boy with special needs is fighting for his life after suffering burns on more than 20 percent of his body.

His mother says that her son was intentionally set on fire by other children he was playing with.

According to local reports, Kayden Culp had been playing in a field in Kerrville, Texas. His mother, Tristyn Hatchett, says that she believes the two boys he was playing with doused the 10-year-old with gasoline and set him on fire.

She wrote on her Facebook page, "This was no accident!"

A Youcaring page set up for the Culp family says that the boy has suffered first- and second-degree burns to his body and remains on life support at an area hospital.

The Fire Marshall is investigating the incident, officials say.

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