RENO, NV (WAVY) – A scary situation in Reno, Nevada left some students with burns. They were at a science museum watching a demonstration about tornadoes when there was a chemical flash.
Police say the museum used a chemical mixture that is supposed to create a whirling tornado effect. The museum says it is a routine demonstration it does every day and is not sure how the chemical flash started.
Eight children and one adult went to the hospital with minor burns and smoke inhalation.
There was no damage to the museum.
A sign on the door said it will reopen as scheduled Thursday.