"One of the boys said to him, 'I am going to light you on fire with a firecracker' "
Yep, no bullying there, nope, no sirree.....
Heck, that's what I say to my friends every day.
"Hi, Hal, I'm going to light you on fire with a firecracker. How's the wife? 'Scuze me while I light this fuse, K?"
Just the facts, Ma'am.