Two high school students injured in chemistry lab explosion

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Chemistry explosion


UPPER WEST SIDE (PIX11) – Two high school students were hospitalized after an explosion during chemistry class left them with burns Thursday morning.

The students, both sophomores at Beacon School on the Upper West Side, were injured around 9 a.m.

It is not clear what caused the explosion, but it left one of the students with burns to the face and neck, and the other with burns to the hand, according to DOE spokeswoman Marge Feinberg.

Paramedics took the students to Weill Cornell Medical Center.

One student is in serious condition; the other was treated for minor injuries, according to the FDNY.

The names of the students, who were back at school on the first day after break, have not been released.