Two adults and two students suffered minor injuries in an explosion during a science experiment at an elementary school in Billings.
Schools Superintendent Terry Bouck wrote in an email to the school board that a Rocky Mountain College instructor and two graduate students were showing a group of Sandstone Elementary students the experiment Friday afternoon when a glass container exploded.
No harmful chemicals were involved, but flying glass shards injured two students, the instructor and one of the graduate students.
Lab results are inconclusive as to the cause of six moose deaths in the Upper Big Hole Valley since 2013.
But research continues to identify the cause.
“The mortalities were happening in late summer and early fall when the moose are usually fat and happy,” Nick DeCesare, state research biologist, told The Montana Standard this week.
The six adult female moose, part of a study, died of either disease or malnutrition – but exactly the nature of the disease or what caused the malnutrition is unknown.
Researchers have their suspicions.