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Thursday, February 14, 2008

PSP on fire!!! Schoolboys burned by video game in pants

At the Warner Middle School in Farmington Hills Michigan this morning a
fire broke out in a young boy's pants.Police said the fire burned a hole in his pants and Harold Clay, 12,suffered minor burns.According to police, the PSP in the student's pocket overheated and exploded, burning a hole in his pocket and causing minor burns on his legs."He said it wasn't a gradual heat.

It really started heating up. He's always been taught,
burn- fire- smoke, you drop and you roll. So, he was in his band class and he dropped and rolled," said the victim's mother Sheila Clay.

A teacher at the school managed to separate the boy from his gaming system, after which a lockdown was instituted at the school to facilitate emergency personnel reaching the injured young man, whose burns were treated on school grounds before being transported to a local hospital.

The video game was a Sony PSP.

Police said the player overheated and exploded.The school was placed on lockdown so emergency personnel could get through the building to help the child.
The lockdown has been lifted.Harold was treated at the hospital for second-degree burns to the leg and was back in school later that afternoon.

Ironically, the name of the game that was inside the player was called Burn Out.

"It was unbelievable, because it wasn't on. It was just in his pocket," said the victim's father, Harold Clay.Harold's parents said they plan to contact Sony to see if any other cases have been reported.
Police are currently investigating the cause of the PSP's malfunction.

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