HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A Henrico middle school student was sent to the hospital on Thursday after being exposed to pepper spray.
It happened at Tuckahoe Middle School. According to principal Ann Greene:
I'm writing to let you know about a situation that took place earlier today in one of our classrooms. Pepper spray was brought into a classroom and was inadvertently released while inside a backpack. As a result, one student was sent to an area hospital for precautionary reasons and eight others were sent to our clinic to be checked out. Henrico Fire also responded to the school to ensure that the campus was safe for instruction to continue.