Possible pepper spray forces Mesa High evacuation

Nov 1, 2012, 3:30 PM | Updated: 3:30 pm

An incident possibly involving pepper spray forced the evacuation of Mesa High School on Thursday, the Mesa Fire Department said in an email.

The incident was reported about 2:45 p.m. as students were preparing to head home for the day. Authorities believe an unidentified person discharged pepper spray in a first floor hallway.

As a precaution, the fire department’s hazardous materials team was brought in to inspect the substance.

Several students were assessed for pepper spray-like symptoms, but none were treated and no one was injured.

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Possible pepper spray forces Mesa High evacuation