Bakersfield–A man doused himself with flammable liquid and set himself afire, apparently to protest a school district’s decision to change the names of winter and summer breaks to Christmas and Easter vacation.
The man suffered first and third degree burns on his shoulders and arms, Fire Department Capt. Garth Milam said.
He had a sign that read “(expletive) the religious establishment and KHSD,” said Kern County sheriff’s deputy John Leyendecker. The Kern County School Board of Trustees had voted to change the names of the holiday breaks.
The man, whose name was not released, also set fire to a Christmas tree and flags in a public area, Milam said. –L.A. Times