Hempstead Police Investigating Firecracker Incident That Injured 6

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Police on Long Island are trying to find out who threw a firecracker into a school classroom Tuesday morning causing minor injuries to multiple people.

Authorities said the incident happened around 11 a.m. at the Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School in Hempstead while students were registering for summer classes.

Police said six people suffered bumps and bruises trying to flee.

“The injuries range from some sort of burns to the arm and the face of one individual. Other people that were injured have bruises and one woman, I’m told, several months pregnant and she’s experiencing abdominal pain,” Hempstead Police Chief Joseph Wing told reporters, including 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.

Wing said that it is still unclear what type of device was used, but said officials were taking the incident very seriously.

“We are investigating it and we are going to charge the highest count that we can. Anytime somebody throws some sort of explosive device into a crowded room, we have to take that seriously,” he said.

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  • kendra

    that is why people need to stop messing with those firecrackers and all cause now they went to the store and purchase those items.

  • thor's hammer

    hope hempstead pd does track down the lowlife who did this. the perp no doubt finds this amusing. let’s try putting you out in the field and let you tiptoe through an unmarked minefield for our own kicks & giggles. let’s see: assault & battery – 6 counts, destruction of property, mayhem, use of an incendiary device (gee that might even be a federal charge – should be), malice aforethought, arson. i’m just getting started. jury duty would be a fun way to pass the time this summer/fall. i’ll really laugh when your family tries to pass you off as a good boy, or the public defender tries to plea you were under the influence of something.

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