Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:51:00 -0500
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Subject: Lab Incident (Indiana): Two students hospitalized with burns



LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Two students and their teacher were burned in 
an accident Wednesday morning at Wainwright Middle School in Lafayette.

Sheffield Township Volunteer Fire Medical Officer Brian Waller said the 
students were a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy.

Tippecanoe School Corporation (TSC) Superintendent Scott Hanback said 
the students were burned when an alcohol chemical flared up in an 8th 
grade science experiment. 

The 14-year-old boy was airlifted to Riley Children's Hospital in 

The 15-year-old was transported to a Lafayette hospital by ambulance.

Sheffield Township emergency responders said that the teacher was 
treated at the scene for minor burns to the hands.

TSC spokesperson Christy Fraley said 16 other students were in the 
classroom at the time of the incident. She also said two other classes 
had performed the same science experiment earlier in the day.

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