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15 students, 2 teachers pepper sprayed at Warren Township middle school

Posted at 11:30 AM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 23:56:31-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Warren Township, Indiana Schools says no students or teachers were seriously injured Wednesday when pepper spray was released inside a middle school.

Medical responders were called to Stonybrook Middle School and Stonybrook Intermediate Academy around 2 p.m. Wednesday for a report of more than a dozen people affected in an apparent pepper spray release.

According to Warren Township Schools, a student released the pepper spray inside the building – although it was not immediately clear whether the release was accidental.

A district spokesman said 15 students and two teachers were affected by the pepper spray. All were checked out and released on scene by EMS.

The school was temporarily evacuated following the incident and was back to normal conditions as of 2:30 p.m., the district said.

School police were reportedly examining surveillance footage to determine how the pepper spray was released.