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Five Students Sent To The Hospital After Science Project Explodes

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A school science project apparently exploded at a Watts charter high school this morning, sending five students to the hospital.

City News Service is reporting that the explosion happened at 9:30 a.m. and prompted a partial evacuation of Animo Watts Charter High School, located at 12628 South Avalon Blvd.

According to officials who spoke to CNS, the students' injuries are considered minor. Other students were taken to area hospitals by their parents as a precaution.