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Police: Girl, 16, threw bleach at counselor's face at MercyFirst

Liana Brown, 16, of Baldwin, was arrested Friday,

Liana Brown, 16, of Baldwin, was arrested Friday, June 12, 2015, and charged with assault after she threw bleach into the face of a 53-year-old female counselor at MercyFirst, a social service agency in Syosset, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

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.

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

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.

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