On Friday, October 26, 13WHAM News captured video of city school students downtown being pepper sprayed by police. More than 100 students were there to watch a fight. There had been several fights downtown during the week and police had tried multiple times to break up the crowd on Friday. Two students were arrested for [...]

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Two students at Kalamazoo Central High School were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a Public Safety Officer was hit trying to break up a fight. School administrators say a Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer was hit by a student during the altercation, and additional officers were called to the scene. Officers used mace to disburse the students [...]

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Eleven students at Azalea Middle School were charged in a series of brawls that occurred on campus about the same time Tuesday afternoon. In the fights, one police officer was struck by a student, and an officer had to use pepper spray on two students, the St. Petersburg Police Department said. One student who faces [...]

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A hallway fight caught on tape at Waverly High School has many parents questioning the security at the high school. The fight happened last Thursday at the high school. Students recorded the brawl, and then uploaded it to YouTube. Parents are upset because they say fights happen at the high school all the time, and [...]

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TTAPR on November 17th, 2011

The School Board has agreed to continue equipping civilian school security personnel with pepper spray at least until January, when it will discuss the issue again. School security guards used spray three times between Oct. 19 and 26, intervening in a Lafayette-Winona Middle School cafeteria fight, a Blair Middle student altercation, and a Granby High [...]

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Nine bystanders in the hallway of a Bronx high school were hit with mace when a school safety officer sprayed at a student in an attempt to break up a fight on Thursday morning, the police said. The officer tried to intervene in a fistfight between an 18-year-old student and a 16-year-old student outside the [...]

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TTAPR on September 21st, 2011

Georgia Department of Education severely limited the tools teachers can use to intervene. Thus teachers are having to call police to stop the violence in schools. Recently Southern poverty law center filed suit in Alabama against the improper use of pepper spray against Alabama school children. An Albany High School student was pepper sprayed by [...]

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TTAPR on February 3rd, 2011

A female student involved in a fight with another student was pepper sprayed by a school officer at a Cobb County middle school on Tuesday. Two female students at Tapp Middle School were involved in a fight at the end of the school day, and the officer used the spray to get the student and [...]

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