Rosendale Student Brings Substance To School He Tells Others Is Mercury

A middle school student in Rosendale brought a substance to school he told other students was mercury. It happened at the Intermediate School Wednesday. Rosendale-Brandon Schools Superintendent Wayne Weber says the substance was actually gallium. He says that is a non-toxic substance, but the student told other students it was mercury. Staff investigated the matter after they learned of it. Weber says gallium does look like mercury when it reaches a certain temperature. He says the student was disciplined. He says the incident created quite a stir in the school. He says the matter was addressed with the student and his family. Weber says he has children in the 4th and 6th grades and both of them know enough that Mercury isn’t something that should be handled.