LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Students, faculty and staff are still coping at WainwrightMiddle School, one day after two students and one teacher wereburned in a science lab accident.
The two students were hospitalized. The teacher suffered minorburns to the hands and was treated at the scene, according toSheffield Township emergency responders.
Now students are back in class and the hallways are calm. Thescene is much quieter than yesterday, when a medical helicopter, anambulance, and emergency personnel disrupted class to aid thoseinjured in the incident.
Wainwright Principal Neal McCutcheon said right now he's justtrying to help get the school back to normal.
"We really want to get back to a routine, but also keep the kidsand the teacher that were injured in the process in our hearts andminds. We're still in contact with them as well, but for the otherstudents we need to keep going," said McCutcheon.
McCutcheon added the investigation into the accident is ongoingand more details about what happened won't be released until moreinformation is known.
At the scene of the accident, parents did identify one of thestudents as 14-year-old Cody Garrett. On a web page sponsored by Clarian Health a posteridentifying herself as Cody Garrett's sister said Cody is incritical condition. Other posters on this site suggested that thename of the other injured student was Leighton Fruits.
Riley Children's Hospital could not release information on CodyGarrett's condition.
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