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School girl arrested after boy splashed with chemicals in Darlington

A school girl aged 14 has been arrested after a boy was splashed with chemicals at a school in Darlington.

The incident happened at Longfield Academy involved three chemicals iodine, bromine and chlorine which was mixed in i a solution.

The boy who was splashed was taken to hospital as a precaution after teachers ran cold water over his face to remove the chemicals.

Durham Police acted quickly and arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and she was released pending further investigation.

The schools headteacher Nick Lindsey said that the incident happened after an argument during a chemistry lesson on January 23rd.

The chemical used within the incident is part of the Key Stage 4 curriculum with the chemicals not being highly acidic on their own but mixed together they can be more harmful.

The school has disciplined the girl and the parents of the boy have emailed the school to thank staff for the ‘professional, thorough and caring’ way it was dealt with.”

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