Thursday, November 29 2012 4:43 PM EST2012-11-29 21:43:38 GMT
A so-called fireball in a classroom at Wilson Middle School in Carlisle sent several students to hospitals. Two were flown to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. According to a hospital spokesperson one studentMore >>
A so-called "fire ball" in a classroom at Wilson Middle School in Carlisle sent several students to two separate hospitals. Two of the injured were flown to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.More >>
Thursday, November 29 2012 9:28 AM EST2012-11-29 14:28:43 GMT
As news of an emergency going on at Wilson Middle School started to spread, parents say they started to panic.One mother, said she was told that a bomb had gone off, another parent said, she had no ideaMore >>
Many parents say they were panicked as word about an emergency at Wilson Middle School spread. More >>
CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -
All eight students receiving treatments for burns following Wednesday's classroom fire at Wilson Middle School in Carlisle have been released from the hospital.
Eighth graders Justin Yuen and Andrew Slear were flown to Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore, Md. yesterday. Slear was discharged Wednesday evening. Yuen was discharged Thursday.
Officials said a total of five students were burned in a science lab
fire at the school around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Two students and one
teacher suffered from smoke inhalation.
Superintendent John Friend said attendance was good at the middle school on Thursday. Friend said his thoughts are with the injured students and counselors are available to talk with their classmates if students need.
Carlisle Fire and Rescue Chief John Heberlig is heading up the investigation and said his staff is still working to piece together how the fire got started in James Redington's eighth grade science class.
Heberlig said only rubbing alcohol was involved in the incident and a mixing of chemicals did not start the fire.
said a "fire ball" occurred as students watched Redington perform an experiment. Redington put the fire out with an extinguisher.
Redington was later checked out
at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. He has been teaching at Wilson for
three years. Students injured by the fire received initial treatment
from nurses and paramedics before being taken to the hospital.
officials are calling the incident a fire; however, abc27 spoke to a
student who said he heard a popping noise followed by students running
out of the classroom. He said some students did not have shirts on
because they had been burned.
The Cumberland County Department of
Public Safety said the incident has "no relationship to the bomb
threats at the Carlisle High School on Tuesday."
Following the fire, the eighth grade wing was evacuated, officials said.
Friend said that while there does not appear to be severe damage to the classroom, it will be closed for a while.
Twenty-five students were in the eighth grade science class when the fire broke out.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:56:12 GMT
Harrisburg will have two new city council members next year. Ten democratic candidates were vying for four open seats on council. There were no Republican candidates. Shamaine Daniels, Harrisburg attorneyMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:50 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:50:22 GMT
York Mayor Kim Bracey has won the Democratic nomination for mayor. Bracey was sworn-in for her first term as mayor in 2010. Unless a candidate received 100 write-in votes on the Republican side, BraceyMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:17 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:17:29 GMT
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:12 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:12:56 GMT
Police in Ephrata are investigating a case of alleged child endangerment and animal cruelty.Authorities filed charges against William and Pearl Herman, both 24, as well as 55-year-old Robert Paul HermanMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:46 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:46:23 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - The state medical examiner's office has revised the death toll from a tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb to 24 people, including seven children. Spokeswoman Amy Elliot said TuesdayMore >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:58 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:58:03 GMT
Perhaps the most watched race in Tuesday's election is the Democratic primary for Harrisburg mayor. Incumbent Linda Thompson is trying to fight off strong challenges from Dan Miller and Eric Papenfuse.More >>
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