Two Eastview students identified in pepper spray incident
Two Eastview High School students who were involved with the release of an over-the-counter pepper spray irritant at the school on Wednesday face possible charges and school discipline, according to an email sent to parents from Principal Randall Peterson.
Peterson reported the two students were identified immediately, and the incident was reported to Apple Valley Police.
A small amount of pepper spray was released in the area of the main office and in a hallway called C2.
Although the release caused irritation to some individuals eyes and throat, there were no medical injuries, according to Peterson. Apple Valley firemen were on the scene as a safety precaution.
At the conclusion of an exceptional student awards ceremony, some students and adults felt irritation to their eyes and/or throat as they entered the hallway, according to Peterson.
Peterson said school safety and security is a priority at Eastview along with reasonable communication to support parent understanding, while not perpetuating inaccurate information.
Peterson noted that pepper spray can result in temporary inflammation to breathing tissues causing coughing and watering eyes, but causes no lasting after effects.
– Tad Johnson