Student in mental health crisis sets himself afire on campus
ONTARIO — Authorities in Eastern Oregon say a 22-year-old community college student in a mental health crisis doused himself with gasoline, set himself afire and then jumped into a campus fountain to put out the flames.
He was sent to a Utah burn center Wednesday and reported in critical condition Thursday.
Ontario Police Chief Mark Alexander identified him as Ramon Fry and says his motive hasn't been determined, but it did not appear to be a suicide attempt.
Alexander said police knew Fry and were arranging mental health services for him just as he set himself afire at Treasure Valley Community College.
Alexander said there were only two or three witnesses, and officers found no note or evidence of a statement.