Pop bottle blast injures adult at Redmond school - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Pop bottle blast injures adult at Redmond school

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REDMOND, Wash. -

A pop bottle blast has injured a school bus driver at an elementary school in Redmond.

A spokeswoman for the Lake Washington School District, Kathryn Reith, says it happened about 7:30 a.m. Monday at Emily Dickinson Elementary School. There were no students at the school where classes begin at 9 a.m., but two buses were in the parking lot for a layover after delivering middle school students.

Reith says one driver was walking toward the other bus when the bottle bomb went off. The driver apparently suffered minor plastic shrapnel injuries and was taken to a hospital.

King County sheriff's Sgt. DB Gates says a second person was taken to a hospital as a precaution for exposure to chemicals.

The school has been closed for the day so a bomb squad can sweep for any other bombs.

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