By Benjamin Fractenberg
LOWER EAST SIDE — A high school student and a school nurse were taken to the hospital Thursday after a chemical spill in a school chemistry lab at Lower East Side high school, fire and school officials said.
A 16-year-old Marta Valle High School student got a substance called Benedict's Reagent on her arm, school officials said.
The chemical is used in experiments with sugars. It can cause an irritation of the skin, school officials said.
The tenth grader and the school nurse were taken to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center as a precaution, the FDNY said.
The call came in to fire officials just after 10 a.m.
Marta Valle High School is at the corner of Norfolk and Stanton streets and shares a building with the Lower East Side Preparatory High School.
It wasn't immediately clear which of the schools the students attended.