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Narbonne High pepper spray came from school police in wake of fight

October 4, 2012 | 11:32 am

This post has been corrected; see note at bottom for details.

School police broke up a fight Thursday at Narbonne High School in Harbor City, discharging pepper spray that left more than 25 people with burning eyes and difficulty breathing.

Police said they had to break up a fight between two girls shortly after 10 a.m., according to Gayle Pollard Terry of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

People who were sprayed complained of difficulty breathing and burning eyes. Los Angeles city Fire Department personnel reported treating more than 25 people at the school, said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the department.

[For the Record, Oct. 4, 12:33 p.m.: An earlier version of this post stated incorrectly that the fight was between two boys. It was between two girls.]

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