NEWAYGO, Mich. (AP) — A student lit a firework inside a western Michigan classroom Monday, injuring himself through a “serious lack of judgment,” an official said.
No other injuries were reported at Newaygo High School. Details about the student’s injury were not immediately disclosed.READ MORE: Detroit Fire Department Passes Out Free Smoke Detectors Following Fatal Fire
“This was not somebody planting an explosive device in order to hurt our students,” Superintendent Peg Mathis said on Facebook.READ MORE: Committee Subpoenas Former MDHHS Director Over Large Separation Agreement With State
Students were sent home because of the odor and smoke.
“A high school student brought some type of firework device to school,” Mathis said. “He lit it in a classroom which caused an explosion. It has been reported that this was not an attack or designed to be something malicious, but a serious lack of judgment.”MORE NEWS: AG Nessel: 48-Year-Old Benton Harbor Man Charged With Sexual Assault
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