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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 02/26/2010

D.C. students treated after pepper spray release

By Washington Post editors

This story has been updated from Friday morning

D.C. Fire and EMS took nearly 30 students from the Lab School of Washington to the hospital after someone discharged pepper spray in the school about 9:30 a.m. Friday, fire officials said.

Fire spokesman Pete Piringer said 32 students were evacuated from the school at 4759 Reservoir Rd NW after a small amount of pepper spray was released. Most of the students evacuated were taken to the hospital as a precaution. Two students -- a 15-year-old female and a 17-year-old male -- were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. None of the injuries was considered serious.

A personal size pepper spray device was found in the school.

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D.C. Fire and EMS reports that about two dozen students from the Lab School of Washington are being treated after someone released a small amount of pepper spray in the building.

EMS officials are evaluating students. They say it's possible that one student may have to be taken to a hospital. Officials said there are no reports of serious injuries.

By Washington Post editors  | February 26, 2010; 12:18 PM ET
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