A middle school student from Richmond, Virginia, has been charged after allegedly setting her 13-year-old classmate's hair on fire during class. 

NBC12 reports the incident took place last Wednesday at the John Rolfe Middle School in Henrico County, Virginia. The student is currently being treated at VCU Medical Center for second and third-degree burns and wants to remain unnamed. 

"He had long, curly, just a nice head of hair; it was beautiful," his mother said. "All I could hear the teacher say over the phone was something is happening with my son."