Jun 10, 2005 — An explosion at Lake Placid's elementary school yesterday injured Gary Hodgson, a retired New York State Forest Ranger. Hodgson suffered burns and lacerations when a fire-making demonstration ignited a horn of flamable black powder. A number of students were taken to the emergency room in Lake Placid. The school was evacuated. Hodgson is reportedly in stable condition. Chris Knight has details.