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Correction: Chemistry Experiment-Burns story

October 11, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 5 about a chemistry accident at a school, The Associated Press misidentified the school. The accident occurred at the High School for Violin and Dance, not the Bronx International High School, another school in the same building.

A corrected version of the story is below:

2 students suffer burns in chem accident at NYC high school

Two teenage girls have suffered burns in a chemistry experiment at a New York City high school

NEW YORK (AP) — Two teenage girls have suffered burns in a chemistry experiment at a New York City high school.

The accident happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday at the High School for Violin and Dance, one of four schools that share the Morris Educational Complex in the Bronx.

WABC-TV reports that the two students suffered burns to their faces, arms and hands when vapors from a bottle of alcohol caught fire.

Department of Education spokeswoman Miranda Barbot says the students are in stable condition being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

She says the school’s chemistry lab will be out of use until the Fire Department completes its investigation into the accident.

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