Dec 10, 2015 5:07 PM

6 students sent to hospital after pepper spray can discharges at Newfound Regional High School

BRISTOL – Six students are recovering after a can of pepper spray was discharged at the Newfound Regional High School on Wednesday.

According to The Union Leader, no one was seriously hurt but they all the students affected were transported to area hospitals following the incident.

Superintendent Stacy Buckley said school officials are looking into the incident and said it took place as students were eating lunch in the cafeteria Wednesday afternoon.

The pepper spray was in a student’s pocketbook when it fell out and went off, affecting the students near her.

Buckley maintains that it was an accident but said students are not expected to have mace on them during school.

Police Chief Michael Lewis said the student did not break any N.H. laws as mace can be bought, without a license, in stores.

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