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Chemicals explode in Lenoir-Rhyne dorm

April 25, 2012

No one was injured when a chemical-filled plastic drink bottle exploded Tuesday night in a bathroom inside a Lenoir-Rhyne University dorm.

Hickory fire and police personnel responded to Morgan Dorm just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call of an explosion.

Authorities found a plastic drink bottle that had been placed in a bathroom and exploded due to a chemical reaction from the contents inside, according a press release from the Hickory Police Department.

No injuries or damage occurred.

Police identified suspects, and charges are forthcoming.

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