Any idea what happened at Swanage Middle School this afternoon? Virtual Swanage has reported an explosion. I hope nobody was hurt.
Posted by Anonymous to swanageview at 6:23 PM
Girl hurt in explosion at school
A 10-year-old schoolgirl was airlifted to hospital suffering from burns to her hands after a small chemical explosion at her school's science block.
Emergency crews were called to Swanage Middle School, Dorset, at about 1630 GMT on Wednesday.
The pupil was airlifted to Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester where police said she was kept in overnight for observation.
Fire crews spent an hour at the scene where they put out a small fire.
Dorset Police said they were called to reports of a possible chemical explosion at the school.
A spokeswoman for Dorset Fire and Rescue said they received reports that an explosion had occurred in the science block and that the girl was airlifted to hospital by air ambulance.