Burned Students

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Four junior high students were burned and sent to the hospital Friday morning after working with a flammable gas in their science class.

The cause of the fire at Maple Grove Junior High School is still being investigated but some students claimed it had to do with methane gas, according to Kare 11.

The fire was put out with a fire extinguisher and fire coat before fire fighters arrived, according to the school district.

The four injured students were taken to HCMC, according to Kare 11.

Parents received an automated message after the fire to inform them on the incident, according to Kare 11.

"When they said gas I was concerned about that because even if my child wasn't burned, the gas fumes because she has asthma..." said Seretha Lee, mother of a Maple Grove Junior High Student. "I wanted to make sure she was properly cared for."

Lee told Kare 11 that she had left work when she heard about the fire to go see her daughter.

The fire was able to be contained in the one class room and there is no damage to the classroom, according to a district spokesperson.

The condition of the student who still remains in the hospital with more severe burns than the others is still unknown, according to Kare 11.

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