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Science camp experiment sends 3 to hospital

3 years 11 months 1 week ago June 17, 2013 Jun 17, 2013 Monday, June 17 2013 June 17, 2013 3:21 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

COVINGTON - Two boys and a teacher were injured when a science camp experiment went wrong.

Elaine Simmons, an official at St. Scholastica Academy, says 911 was called after two boys and the teacher were injured.

At St. Tammany Parish Hospital, spokeswoman Melissa Hodgson says both boys were sent to burn units - one in Shreveport and the other in Baton Rouge - and the teacher was treated and released.

Simmons says she does not know what kind of experiment was underway and couldn't give the boys' ages.

The school's website shows that a one-week session of the school's Myth Buster's Science Camp for boys and girls aged 8 to 14 began Monday.

The camp advertises science activities patterned after the TV show "Mythbusters." Those mentioned include mixing chemicals and launching rockets.

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