Students from Indiana high school sent to hospital after fight involving pepper spray

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:47 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) -- A fight involving pepper spray sent 15 Indianapolis students to a hospital and forced an evacuation of their high school.
 
Lawrence Township schools spokeswoman Mary Louise Bewley says it all began Wednesday afternoon with a fight in a common area of Lawrence Central High School on the city's northeast side. Someone pulled a fire alarm after a student released pepper spray.
 
Students were evacuated to the school gymnasium, but once there, pepper spray was released again, and the gym was evacuated.

WTHR-TV reports 15 students were treated in a parking lot for asthma symptoms, then transported to a hospital to be evaluated.
 
School dismissed at the normal time, but after-school activities were canceled.
 

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