AUSTIN (KXAN) - The Austin Fire Department says everyday household chemicals were found in an acid bomb left in a boys bathroom Friday at Burnet Middle School in North Austin.
The mixture did not explode, but AISD Police Chief Eric Mendez said one of the chemicals was acid based and sent dangerous fumes into the air. Investigators believe someone brought the chemicals from home because all of the chemicals were locked up like they were supposed to be.
Five students and three school employees were sent to the hospital. Paramedics said some of those students were experiencing breathing problems and burning eyes.
Police are keeping the names of the household items to themselves for now while school police continue questioning those who were near the bathroom at the time. School surveillance video footage has helped with that.
No one has come forward and admitted to making the acid bomb, but AISD police say they have been getting good information from witnesses. Their goal is to wrap up the investigation by the end of the week.
The last day of school for students is Wednesday.
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