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4 students burned in Minn. science class
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MAPLE GROVE, Minn. (AP) — Four ninth-grade students have been taken to a hospital after suffering burns during a science exercise at Maple Grove Junior High School.

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A spokeswoman for the Osseo (AH'-see-oh) School District says the students suffered "mild to severe" burns, but the burns are not life-threatening.

District spokeswoman Barbara Olson tells the Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/sycm7b) the students were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.

Olson says the accident involved a flammable gas and papers catching fire. It happened about 9:45 a.m. Thursday in a classroom of about 30 students.

Olson says a "fire coat" was used to extinguish the flames on the students. She says the classroom was evacuated as a precaution.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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