Student remains hospitalized after Carlisle classroom fire

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 29, 2012 7:51 AM

(Carlisle) -- One student had to be admitted to a hospital following a small explosion and fire inside a science lab at a central Pennsylvania middle school.

Officials say a second student who was also been flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore was released Wednesday evening, hours after the fire at Wilson Middle School in Carlisle.

A total of seven students and one teacher needed medical attention following the fire inside an eighth grade science classroom. Carlisle School District Superintendent John Friend says a chemical mixture ignited and the teacher put the fire out with an extinguisher.

The lone hospitalized student was listed in fair condition Wednesday.

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