ALLERTON, the Bronx — Four students were hospitalized after they suffered burns during a science demonstration at a Bronx school Wednesday morning, officials said.
The incident happened at St. Catharine Academy at Williamsbridge Road. St. Catharine Academy is an all-girls private Catholic school operated by the Sisters of Mercy.
The president of the school released a statement regarding the incident:
“This morning an accident occurred during a demonstration in which several students were singed by a flame in the chemistry lab. Four students were sent to the hospital. There were no hazardous materials involved.”
Two of the students are listed in serious condition for burns, according to FDNY officials, who initially said the other two students were evaluated on scene.
FDNY said there was no fire at the scene.