Two Arrested After Chemicals Rupture At School

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Two students at a Denver-area school have been arrested after a chemical device ruptured Tuesday morning.

Investigators say the chemicals were inside a container, and ruptured in a classroom.

The suspects are both juvenile males and are suspected of possession and use of explosive devices. The DA has not decided yet if the suspects will be charged.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says based on their investigation so far, they believe the incident was not an accident. The sheriff's office is treating the case as a criminal investigation.

The incident happened at charter school SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Littleton Fire Department and South Metro Fire Department all responded to the scene.

Sister station KCNC spoke to one student who was evacuated Tuesday.

“I guess some high schooler mixed chemicals or something and a gas spilled. I don’t exactly know yet, though,” the student said.

Four students and one teacher were taken to the hospital to be checked out. All are OK.

The school will be open as normal Wednesday. Deputies will be present to make sure there aren't any problems.