Wyoming third-graders exposed to bear spray on bus trip

Posted June 9

— A bus full of Wyoming third-grade students was evacuated Thursday afternoon when a chaperone's bear spray went off.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports ( ) the Colter Elementary School students were on their way back from a trip to Grand Teton National Park when somebody accidentally kicked the bear spray can and it discharged.

Principal Bo Miller says a few students experienced intense skin irritation, but there were no serious injuries. Miller says the bus pulled over, evacuated and a replacement was sent to pick up the kids.

Jackson Hole fire and rescue personnel went to Colter and helped treat the students with the school's nursing staff.


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