Teacher in New York City High School Blast Reassigned

February 12, 2014

A New York City chemistry teacher has been reassigned pending an investigation after two of her students suffered burns during a lab experiment.

According to the New York Post, school officials say Anna Poole has been removed from class to a “rubber room.” She taught at the elite Beacon School on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

The Jan. 2 experiment produced a fireball that engulfed a 16-year-old sophomore who remains hospitalized. Another student was treated for first-degree burns and released.

The popular chemistry experiment uses methanol to burn dishes of materials, producing a variety of colored flames.

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