Willoughby teen injured by fireworks in South High School cafeteria

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio - A South High School student was injured after fireworks went off the school's cafeteria.

The incident happened Thursday at about 11 a.m. when a ninth-grade student set off the firework, Willoughby police said.

One of the sparks from the firework hit an 18-year-old student, who was treated on the scene by the fire department for a minor burn to his arm.

The freshman student was taken to the Lake county Juvenile Detention Center. Police said he is facing charges for delinquency by reason of felonious assault, inducing panic and possession of fireworks. The teen could face more charges.

Another student will also be charged. According to police, that student brought the fireworks to school and gave them to the other teen.

The Willoughby Police Department said the firework did not appear to be consumer grade.

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