‘Agender’ Berkeley student recovering after being set on fire

Fleischman and others were able to put the flames out but Fleischman suffered severe burns to the legs.

The student, Sasha Fleischman, is a senior at Berkeley’s Maybeck High School and does not identify as male or female, but rather agender.

Fleischman prefers the pronoun “they” rather than “he” or “she” according to an administrator at Fleischman’s high school.

A fund was set up to raise $20,000 to help with Fleischman’s medical expenses and the total was easily raised.