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Pepper spray used to break up fight at Raleigh middle school

Posted June 3, 2009 12:20 p.m. EDT
Updated June 3, 2009 12:27 p.m. EDT

— A resource officer used pepper spray to break up a fight Wednesday morning at Dillard Drive Middle School, a school spokesman said.

Greg Thomas, public information officer for the Wake County Public School System, said that four students were fighting in a cafeteria and refused to respond to several requests to stop.

The resource officer used pepper spray to stop the fight, Thomas said, but other students in the area at the time might have been exposed to the fumes.

School personnel called emergency workers, who were available to aid any students who asked for treatment after the spray was broadcast. Thomas did not know whether any students required treatment.

The names of those involved in the fight were not released. Thomas said the four would be subject to disciplinary action, but did not specify what type of punishment they would face.