Fire and Rescue attended Trinity College after an explosion.
Fire and Rescue attended Trinity College after an explosion. Daniel Perrin /TWE

‘All care and counselling..made available’ Trinity principal

UPDATE afternoon: TRINITY Catholic College have issued a statement about an explosion at the school which resulted in a 15-year-old student being taken to hospital.

Principal Brother John Hilet said a small explosion occurred in a toilet on Middle School campus (SJS) this morning resulting in the evacuation of the site and damage to one toilet cubicle.

“Police, Fire and Ambulance responded quickly to the incident and they have given the all clear to return to class,” he said.

“Prior to returning to class students met in the Trinity Sports Centre and were briefed on the situation.

“We have put in place a process to ensure those involved receive appropriate support services.”

Br Hilet said the young man involved in the incident was taken to hospital and is now receiving ongoing care.

“No other students were physically injured, however all care and counselling has been made available to those who may have been affected in the incident.

“Support for students has been made available at the school through the college counsellor, Mr O’Reilly, and two counsellors from the Social Development Council.

“The school day is now continuing as normal.”

UPDATE morning: A 15-year-old boy is recovering in hospital following an explosion at Trinity Catholic College this morning.

Emergency services were called to the school at 9.20am after reports of an aerosol explosion.

Paramedics treated the 15-year-old student at the scene and he was taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries to his leg.

INITIAL: EMERGENCY services were called to Lismore’s Trinity Catholic College this morning after reports of an explosion involving aerosol cans.

A Newcastle Fire Communications spokesman said Fire and Rescue NSW Lismore brigade were called to the school on Leycester St at 9.20am after reports of an explosion.

When fire fighters arrived they found a small fire had been started and aerosol cans were used as the accelerant, the spokesman said.

Police and paramedics also attended the school regarding the incident.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said a man was assessed at the scene and taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.



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