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Md. Football Players Burned by Cleaning Agent

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Parents of football players at a Montgomery County school are furious after the boys suffered first- and second-degree burns from a powerful cleaning agent.

Springbrook High School Principal Sam Rivera says 15 players reported getting burns or rashes during practice Sept. 16. One student was hospitalized three days when his burns became infected.

The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/ZIl7v4 ) that when coaches suspected one of their players had a staph infection at the Silver Spring school, a trainer ordered the locker room to be sprayed with a cleaning agent meant only for floors and walls.

The chemical also was used on football pads and helmets that the players wore during practice, causing the burns. Though several players complained of feeling a burning sensation during practice, it lasted the full three hours.
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