- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 11, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City chemistry teacher has been reassigned pending an investigation after two of her students suffered burns during a lab experiment.

According to the New York Post (https://bit.ly/1bIfDjl ), school officials say Anna Poole has been removed from class to a “rubber room.” She taught at the elite Beacon School on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

The Jan. 2 experiment produced a fireball that engulfed a 16-year-old sophomore who remains hospitalized. Another student was treated for first-degree burns and released.

The popular chemistry experiment uses methanol to burn dishes of materials, producing a variety of colored flames.


Information from: New York Post, https://www.nypost.com

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