High School Chemistry Experiment Ends in Fireball Disaster

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A student who was burned during a high school chemistry experiment says he looked like something out of “a horror movie.” An explosion in chemistry class engulfed Alonzo Yanes in a fireball, leaving him burned over 30 percent of his body in January 2014. “I remember feeling this immense heat completely come forward and wrap around my entire body,” he told Inside Edition. Yanes was 16 years old when the botched chemistry experiment happened at Beacon High School in Manhattan.