- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) - The latest on a high school student injured by a chemical explosion (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

A student at suburban Denver high school has been injured after a ceramic bowl exploded while he was combining chemicals.

It happened Wednesday at Hidden Lake High School in Westminster.

Westminster Public Schools spokesman Steve Saunders says the student was working with a teacher combining chemicals as part of an experiment when the bowl exploded, injuring both of the student’s hands. One hand required surgery, but the injuries are not considered life-threatening. The teacher wasn’t hurt.

Classes were canceled but are expected to resume Thursday.

Westminster Fire Department spokesman Jeromy Hill says the school was evacuated so air monitoring equipment could verify there were no toxic substances left by the explosion.

Tests show the classrooms are safe, and authorities are still investigating.

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10:30 a.m.

A student at Hidden Lake High School has been injured after a science project caused a small explosion on Wednesday.

The Westminster Fire Department says the student was taken to a hospital and the school was evacuated.

The student has not been identified and classes have been canceled.

Firefighters say the situation is under control and investigators are trying to determine the cause.

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