Teacher and Students Injured in Science Experiment

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Credit: Wendy Thompson

A middle school teacher and two of his students were injured in a science experiment on Monday afternoon. According to an official statement from a spokesperson from the Frisco School district, an eighth grader from Roach Middle School suffered first- and second-degree burns in the incident, while another student and the science teacher were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

According to a Frisco city official, the Frisco Fire Department was called to the school just after 3:30 p.m. Firefighters reported that students were conducting a science experiment involving the burning of salts when a small flash fire occurred after a chemical reaction. The chemicals strontium chloride and methyl alcohol were used in combination with a stick lighter during what the district called a controlled experiment.

Strontium chloride is used in fireworks to give off a red color during displays.

Frisco city spokeswoman Dana Baird said there was no fire at the building, but school personnel evacuated the school. School officials have not yet released the name of the students or the teacher.

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