"If that boy would've burned himself, he would not have known it or felt it physically," Mr. Novia said in a phone interview. "It was my job to pay close attention to that."
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"He would have an episode, and she'd have to return or come to the high school and deal with it," said Richard Novia, the school district's head of security until 2008, who got to know the family because both
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