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Science Experiment Explosion in Iowa Classroom Sends Two Students to Hospital with Burns

Two seventh-grade students at East Mills Junior and Senior High School are recovering after receiving chemical burns during a science experiment that went wrong.

“I had my back turned and it just exploded right behind me,” said Riley Streight, who has two small chemical burns on his arms.

Riley says when the explosion happened, shards of glass shot past him, as did a rush of fire.

Although his injuries are minor, Riley says it came with a lot of pain.

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