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Science project at day care injures 12 children, firefighters say

HOUSTON – Twelve children at a west Houston day care were injured Tuesday by a science project, according to firefighters.

The incident was reported about 11:45 a.m. at The Yellow School of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church near the intersection of Blalock Road and Blalock Lane in the Memorial area.

Officials from The Village Fire Department said the children in pre-K and Kindergarten classes were involved in a science project outside the day care when something went wrong and there was a flash fire.

They said 12 children, who were between 2 and 3 years old, suffered burns. Six of them were taken to a hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries was not immediately released.

A teacher was also injured, suffering scrapes and bruises trying to protect one of the students.

Firefighters said the project involved chemicals.

Video from Sky 2 showed several emergency vehicles at the school. Adults could be seen carrying several children away from the school.

There was no damage to the school building.

 

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