Thursday, November 29 2012 4:42 PM EST2012-11-29 21:42:20 GMT
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 SlearMore >>
All eight students receiving treatments for burns following Wednesday's classroom fire at Wilson Middle School in Carlisle have been released from the hospital.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 >>
Thursday, November 29 2012 5:19 AM EST2012-11-29 10:19:29 GMT
Five students have been released from Carlisle Regional Medical Center after a fire at Wilson Middle School. Two others were flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Officials say a total of fiveMore >>
Five students have been released from Carlisle Regional Medical Center after a fire at Wilson Middle School. Two others were flown to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.More >>
Wednesday, November 28 2012 3:36 PM EST2012-11-28 20:36:49 GMT
At least one person was injured in an explosion and fire at Wilson Middle School in Carlisle Wednesday morning, Cumberland County dispatchers said. The fire has been put out. This is a developing story.More >>
Sources tell abc27 five people have been injured in an explosion and fire at Wilson Middle School in Carlisle around 11:30 Wednesday morning.More >>
CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -
Standing on the porch at his Carlisle home, a visibly upset Michael Slear, told abc27 that his son Andrew was "doing as good as he could be."
Andrew Slear was burned on his torso and face during a science experiment gone wrong at Wilson Middle School Wednesday. He and Justin Yuen were flown to Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore yesterday. Yuen was released yesterday, Slear was released today.
Michael Slear said he's disappointed that something like this happened at school.
"You send your kid to school and you think they are safe," Slear said.
Rebecca Helsin had a different outlook on the incident.
"It was an accident. Things happen," she told abc27 over the phone. "Of course I was scared, but I don't put blame."
Her 13-year-old daughter Rose was burned on the face. She was treated and released from Carlisle Regional Medical Center on Wednesday.
"Her face stings and hurts today, but the hardest part is dealing with what she saw," said Rebecca Helsin.
Carlisle Superintendent John Friend would not comment on the status of the teacher involved in the incident James Redington. Friend would only say "we continue to think about the kids."
The investigation into what caused the fire inside an 8th grade science
lab is still going on, but Chief
John Heberlig with Carlisle Fire and Rescue say they have determined
that rubbing alcohol was the only chemical involved. It was originally
thought that the teacher was combining two chemicals when the fire
"We are hoping to talk to the teacher and the school district today," Heberlig said today.
Regular classes were held at Wilson Middle School on Thursday. Counselors were made available to students.