Student Burned By Chemicals At City School Recovering
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Emergency officials and police were called to the Pittsburgh Obama 6-12 school in East Liberty this afternoon after one student was burned by a chemical.
According to emergency officials with the city, one student suffered burns to the hands, possibly from sodium hydroxide.
According to initial reports, the incident happened in a science lab.
The school is in the old Reizenstein building on Denniston Avenue.
Officials say paramedics, firefighters, Pittsburgh police and Pittsburgh School police all responded to the scene.
Officials say one student was mixing chemicals without permission when a girl noticed and told him to stop.
The 12-year-old female student then poured the chemical into the sink and some of it splashed onto her hands. She was taken to Children’s Hospital.
The girl was treated and released from the hospital. Her mother tells KDKA-TV she is doing okay.
The other student who was mixing the chemicals will face disciplinary action.
Stay with KDKA for the latest details.