(September 9, 2013) Two students and a teacher were injured during a controlled science experiment involving chemicals.
Frisco Firefighters were dispatched this afternoon to Roach Middle School, 12499 Independence Parkway, at 3:38 p.m. Firefighters arrived at 3:42 p.m. Upon arrival, crews found school personnel had evacuated the school.
Firefighters say students were conducting a science experiment involving the burning of salts when a small ‘flash fire’ occurred following a chemical reaction. There was no ‘sustainable’ fire in the building.
Firefighters say strontium chloride, methyl alcohol and a stick lighter were involved. Investigators add, the teacher discharged the classroom’s fire extinguisher.
Two students and the teacher were injured. Careflite was alerted and arrived at the scene at 3:58 p.m.
One student was flown by Careflite to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The other student and teacher were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
No other details are available at this time.