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Police: Baldwin teen tossed bleach into counselor's face

A Baldwin teenager has been charged with assault after police said she threw bleach in a counselor's face at a social service agency on Friday afternoon.

Liana Brown, 16, a resident at MercyFirst in Syosset, was reprimanded by a 53-year-old female counselor for taking another student's food about 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nassau 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 counselor was treated at a hospital for chemical burns to her face and eyes and released, police said.

Brown is charged with second-degree assault. She was arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead and ordered held in the Nassau County Jail on $2,000 bond or $1,000 cash bail. Her lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment.

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


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