THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say a young man has died and another was injured after a model rocket exploded at a Southern California school.
Ventura County Sheriff’s authorities said late Monday the 18-year-old man suffered critical injuries and died at a hospital. A juvenile was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
County fire officials said the explosion was reported around 7:30 p.m., after class was let out at the school in Thousand Oaks.
Fire Capt. Mike Lindbery said the two apparently were using a small propane cylinder to make a model rocket and the cylinder exploded in someone’s hands.