They said the incident was an "accident" that caused an unintentional chemical reaction and a temporary flash fire.
Bush said the students were gathered around as the teacher did a demonstration that involved mixing chemicals.
There was a sudden flash fire lasting 3 - 5 seconds. Because there was no smoke it did not set off any fire alarms.
Bush confirmed the students have second degree burns, consistent with a flash fire caused by a chemical reaction.
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Check out this story from USA TODAY: Science experiment injures 18 at Tennessee school
At least four of the injured students and one teacher were taken to hospitals after the chemical explosion at a Tennessee high school. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.
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