From: Samuella Sigmann <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**appstate.edu>
Subject: Re: FW: [DCHAS-L] USA TODAY: Science experiment injures 18 at Tennessee school
Date: Wed, 9 May 2018 19:39:49 -0400
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I cannot get the paper out fast enough. I am working through the reviewer comments now. I will add this one to the list....
Sammye

On 5/9/2018 6:49 PM, ILPI Support wrote:
Doctor says boric acid and alcohol: http://fox17.com/news/local/doctor-science-experiment-with-borax-alcohol-caused-hendersonville-students-injuries

Appears to be the Rainbow. Again. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2015/11/11/this-chemistry-fire-demonstration-has-repeatedly-burned-students/

Excerpt from this article: http://www.wkrn.com/top-news/merrol-hyde-magnet-school-evacuated-after-chemistry-class-fire/1169396691

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.

Every news outlet is calling this an ??experiment?? and/or accident when, in fact, it is neither.

General resources: https://www.csb.gov/csb-releases-safety-message-on-preventing-accidents-in-high-school-chemistry-labs/ and https://dchas.org/tag/rainbow-demonstration/

Rob Toreki

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On May 9, 2018, at 5:01 PM, Wilhelm, Monique <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**UMFLINT.EDU> wrote:

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From: Peter Baril <pdbaril**At_Symbol_Here**mtu.edu>
Date: Wed, May 9, 2018 at 4:37 PM
Subject: USA TODAY: Science experiment injures 18 at Tennessee school
To: Jeffrey Lewin <jclewin**At_Symbol_Here**mtu.edu>

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.

https://usat.ly/2rx8h2p
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