9-year-old girl burned, critically injured at Brooklyn school bathroom: Police

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A child was critically injured after being burned inside a school in Brooklyn on Wednesday.

Police say the 9-year-old girl suffered burns to her upper body inside Excellence Girls Charter School on Monroe Street just after 2:30 p.m.

She was inside the bathroom and in possession of a lighter when she accidentally set her uniform on fire, police say.

She was taken to Cornell Medical Center in critical condition.

The school released the following statement:

"Our focus is on supporting the student and her family, and our school community. We are working with the authorities and will continue to communicate with and support our families and students."

The incident remains under investigation.

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