the north face wiki arrested at school over chemicals splashed on classmate at Darlington’s Longfield Academy
Longfield Academy’s head, Nick Lindsay, said the teenager was also facing school disciplinary procedures and he praised his staff for responding swiftly to the shocking incident.
Mr Lindsay stressed that the science lesson had been subject to a full risk assessment and that all procedures had been correctly followed.
He said that the boy was splashed in the face with a “non corrosive, standard solution of iodine,
bromine and chlorine used in Key Stage 4 science experiments nationwide” but had suffered no lasting harm as a result of the attack.
The child is understood to have returned to the school the next day, having been released from hospital shortly after the incident.
Parents have since been reassured about school safety procedures and the boy’s mother has penned a note to staff thanking them for their swift actions.
Mr Lindsay said: “This was clearly an unfortunate and worrying incident but we wish to make it absolutely clear that appropriate procedures and guidelines were followed every step of the way.
“The solution being used in the science experiment was diluted to a standard level recommended for schools across the country, and there is no lasting harm to the pupil concerned.
“Staff reacted quickly and appropriately and we have received an email from the boy’s mother, thanking us for what she described as the ‘professional,
thorough and caring’ way it was dealt with.”
A spokeswoman for Durham Constabulary confirmed that officers had attended the school following reports of a student having had “low concentrate chemicals used in the classroom” splashed in his face.