LOWELL, Mass. (CNN) – An 11-year-old boy is recovering from injuries after a soda bottle bomb exploded in his face.
It happened Monday as he walked home from school, “In a lot of pain. It’s blurry,” said Nicholas Desanogueira.
Desanogueria is home from school, recovering from eye and facial injuries he suffered when a chemical reaction bomb, also known as a soda bomb, detonated in his face. It happened right after school Monday, as Nicholas and his friends were walking past the cardinal O’Connor alternative school.
“I was walking with my friends and there was a bottle on the floor. One of my friends picked it up, and they saw it fizzing, so they threw it and it exploded. I just blinked and a big explosion and it was all I my face,” said Desanogueira.
Nick was rushed to BMC.
“He had a little burn on his cornea, so that’s, the doctor said he would be ok,” said Nick’s father.
Police arrested the boy who threw the bottle bomb that landed near Nick and his friends. Nick’s father thinks a teacher may have been the intended target.
“We know the kid who got arrested so far. And that was the main concern, because, we don’t feel anything but sorry for the kid and if he needs help, so somebody can help him out,” said Nick’s father.