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Students Maced After Fights Break Out At Perry Hall High; 1 Hospitalized

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Several students were pepper sprayed and one was taken to a hospital after a pair of fights broke out Wednesday at Perry Hall High School, school administrators confirmed.

In a letter to parents, Principal Craig Reed said two fights involving several students unfolded on campus about 11:30 a.m. Reed said a school resource officer intervened and discharged pepper spray, and Baltimore County police were called in to assist.

One student in need of medical attention was taken to a hospital, Reed said. Several other students were treated for exposure to the pepper spray on site by paramedics and the school nurse.

Reed said students involved in the fights will face discipline based on the school policy and student handbook, and he warned that students could face criminal consequences for fights.

"I want to remind our students and our community that fighting in schools will not be tolerated," Reed said. "It is dangerous and extremely disruptive to the school operations. We will take swift disciplinary action and may refer students to law enforcement."

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