Boy, 11, Suffers Chemical Burns from Soda Bottle Bomb in Lowell

An 11-year-old boy is being treated for chemical burns to his eyes after another juvenile hit him with a soda bottle bomb outside a school in Lowell on Monday according to reports.

Nicholas Desanogueira was walking by the Cardinal O’Connell Alternative School when another boy allegedly attempted to throw the chemical reaction device at a teacher but hit Desanogueira instead, WHDH reported.

Witnesses said it sounded like a firecracker, according to a report from CBS Boston.

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Desanogueira was treated at the scene and eventually transported to Boston Medical Center where tests showed there was not any permanent damage to the boy’s eyes, The Lowell Sun reported. He returned home from the hospital Monday night.

The boy who threw the bomb will be charged with assault and battery, possession of an explosive device, and trespassing, WCVB reported.

Desanogueira is not a student at the Alternative School, but walks by it on his way home from Butler Middle School, where he attends classes, The Lowell Sun report added.