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10-year-old boy says heat from monkey bars burned his hands

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ST. LOUIS (WDRB) -- A 10-year-old boy in St. Louis is being treated for burns on his  hands he says came from a playground. 

Jesse James Turkington says it was so hot outside that his hands were burned on the monkey bars at a summer camp at an elementary school. 

"When I first got it on my left hand, I kind of saw it and I didn't think anything of it. It wasn't until after recess and I went inside and that is when I decided to go to the nurses' office,"  Turkington told KMOV. He says the nurses checked his blisters and bandaged him up. 

Grandmother Alexandra Spence says she didn't call the school and she didn't take pictures of the injuries. 

But Lindbergh School District public information officer Anthony Dobson says Turkington had blisters on his hands prior to going on the monkey bars. He says they got worse after the boy  went on the playground equipment. Turkington and his grandmother say that's not true. 

The district said when temperatures reach a heat index of 100 degrees, no activities are done outside. 

Spence says she wants parents to be aware how hot playground equipment can be in the summer. 

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