Cops: 10-year-old releases pepper spray inside school

Cops: 10-year-old releases pepper spray inside school

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - A Long Island elementary school was evacuated on Wednesday after pepper spray was released outside a classroom, according to Nassau County Police.

Four adults and 20 students were taken to local hospitals and treated for eye and throat irritation.

According to police, a 10-year-old student sprayed the chemical substance in the basement of a hallway at Northern Parkway School in Uniondale at about noon.

It is not clear why the student released pepper spray, which can cause temporary blindness.

Students and staff were allowed to re-enter the school about two hours later.

The ten-year-old, who was not identified, was charged with Unlawfully Possessing Noxious Material. He was released to the custody of a family member and will appear in Family Court on Monday, November 4.


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