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4 students injured in science experiment mishap

November 22, 2017
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — School officials say four students at a Catholic high school in the Bronx were injured after a chemistry experiment went haywire.

According to the New York Post , the accident at the all-girls St. Catherine Academy occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m. during chemistry lab when the teacher was performing a demonstration using alcohol and a type of metal that caused a fire.

School president Sister Patricia Wolf told the newspaper that four students were burned. She said the "very experienced" teacher was distraught by the mishap.

All four of the students were hospitalized; two were in serious condition. The other two suffered minor injuries. The girls are all 15.


Information from: New York Post,



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