Monday, October 04, 2004

Brown Junior High evacuated

Brown Junior High School in North East was evacuated today due to the release of pepper spray in one of its hallways.
A seventh-grader is being questioned in connection with a pepper spray incident that forced a partial evacuation of Browne Junior High School in Northeast Washington.

Gloria Grantham, an executive director with the city's public schools, says that around 11:40 a.m. this morning, the girl released some of the spray in a hallway on the first floor. The timing was especially bad because students were changing classes at the time.

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Alan Etter says 22 people were evaluated, and all but one went to the hospital. None of the injuries are serious.

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