The lawyers will definitely be circling over this one.
The SnappedWife writes to inform me that there is a series of cases going on somewhere in Texas, and now Maryland, where children are being burned by sulfuric acid that has been "poured" on playgrounds at their schools.
She says it's being reported right now on Fox News, but not having access to a TV here at the SnappedOffice, I haven't seen it yet. The Baltimore Sun has the skinny, thankfully:
Payton Potachney knew exactly where the slides were behind Victory Villa Elementary School.
Late Saturday morning, as he crossed a wooden footbridge onto school grounds, the Middle River boy who turns 3 next month left his grandmother's grasp and raced toward the cupola-covered jungle gym, family members said. Within minutes, the blond-haired toddler was gliding down his beloved slide.
Then he screamed.
The plastic slide had been coated with an industrial-strength drain cleaner containing sulfuric acid so caustic that it quickly burned through his clothes and began to peel away his skin. In that instant, the popular school playground became the most unlikely of crime scenes.
Baltimore County police arrested two 16-year-old boys in connection with the chemical burning of a 2-year-old at a playground last Saturday.
Police said both boys live in the Essex area and were arrested Monday evening. They were charged with reckless endangerment and second-degree burglary.
Investigators said the suspects wanted to kick the door in to a storage building. When they found the bottles of chemical, they poured it on the plastic slide to see if the chemical would burn the plastic. When they saw it did nothing, they left, leaving the chemical sitting on the slide.
Both suspects were released into the custody of their parents.