A 16-year-old girl from Baldwin has been charged with assault after Nassau police said she threw bleach at a counselor's face at a social service agency on Friday afternoon.

Liana Brown, a resident at MercyFirst in Syosset, was reprimanded by a 53-year-old female counselor for taking another student's food on Friday about 4:45 p.m., police said. Brown went to the cafeteria kitchen and returned with a cup of bleach, which she threw into the woman's face, police said.

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The woman was taken to a hospital and treated for chemical burns to her face and eyes and released, police said.

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Brown is charged with second-degree assault. She is scheduled to be arraigned on Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

MercyFirst, located at 525 Convent Rd., is a social service agency founded as an orphanage by the Sisters of Mercy in 1894 that now houses and assists abused and neglected children.