A woman from North Carolina has been arrested after allegedly allowing her teenage son to engage in the “fire challenge.” The fire challenge is a frightening trend among teenagers throughout the country, which -- believe it or not -- involves them setting themselves on fire. The idea is to see if they can quickly extinguish the fire, and the “challenge” is typically completed in a shower. Now, the boy's mother has been arrested for a crime relating to the incident.
In the instant case, a 41-year-old mother allegedly allowed her 16-year-old boy to complete the challenge at the end of last month. She is even accused of videotaping him while he did it. As such, police believe that she condoned and perhaps encouraged the dangerous act. She was ultimately arrested and faces charges of contributing to a minor’s delinquency.