Burnley electric shock school to reopen

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A Burnley school where 13 children and a teacher suffered electric shocks is set to reopen tomorrow.

Briercliffe Primary School was evacuated after pupils aged between seven and 11 were hurt along with the deputy headteacher after touching metal railings on Wednesday afternoon.

Five children and the teacher needed hospital treatment after the incident which happened around 1pm on Wednesday.

County Hall bosses said the school would remain closed until the site was safe as engineers from Electricity North West carried out investigations

But headteacher Rob Blanchet has confirmed the school in Delamere Road will reopen tomorrow morning for lessons.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: “Mr Blanchet would like to thank the pupils and their parents for their help during a difficult time. The school was quickly evacuated and the pupils were looked after by school staff until their parents arrived to pick them up.

“Mr Blanchet would also like to thank officers from Lancashire County Council and the North West Ambulance Service, along with other organisations, for their help and support.”