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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Lab accident at Leesburg middle school

By Caitlin Gibson

Five eighth-grade students in a science class at Harper Park Middle School in Leesburg received minor burns when a beaker of boiling water overflowed about 11 a.m. Friday, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials.

The students received “possibly first-degree burns” to areas on their hands, necks and faces as a result of exposure to the hot steam, spokesperson Laura Rinehart said. No chemicals were involved, she added.

As a precaution, students were transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne, Rinehart said.

By Caitlin Gibson  | March 11, 2011; 12:50 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Education, Virginia  
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Comments

See, this is what happens when doltish U.S. students try to "take more science and math courses."

Posted by: clitteigh | March 11, 2011 4:40 PM | Report abuse

See, this is what happens when doltish U.S. students try to "take more science and math courses."

Posted by: clitteigh | March 11, 2011 4:41 PM | Report abuse

"Chemicals not involved?" Last time I checked, H20 is a chemical.

Posted by: CardinalRunner | March 11, 2011 5:47 PM | Report abuse

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