Thursday, May 26, 2011

Explosion at Catholic school sends six students to hospital

18 year old shop student in critical condition

Emergency crews outside Mother Theresa Catholic School
Students at the new Mother Teresa Catholic High School in Ottawa watched in horror as an unexpected explosion has one student in critical condition and six others in the hospital. The explosion originated from the auto shop where students were making barbecues. A 55 pound oil drum was set off nearby.

Police are not releasing any names but students say the critically injured student is Eric Leighton. He is popular with classmates with many students in the school praying for his recovery.

Leighton was found "without vital signs" according to a statement released by Ottawa Emergency Services. Paramedics were able to resuscitate him and find a pulse by the time the Grade 12 student reached the hospital.

A 33-year old teacher and four other students  were accessed for concussions. Another student was taken to hospital and is in serious condition.

For the complete story see the B.C. Catholic.

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