CMS: Pepper spray used during fight on middle school bus
The fight broke out on a bus heading to Ranson Middle School on Tuesday morning.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A fight onboard a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools bus led to pepper spray being used on Tuesday morning, school officials said.
In a message sent out to families, Ranson Middle School Principal Neodria Brown said the fight happened between several students on bus No. 1692.
At some point during the fight, the pepper spray was utilized.
Officials said it was a student who sprayed the pepper spray and that the student would be disciplined per the code of conduct.
Out of an abundance of caution, paramedics were called to the scene to treat any potential injuries. Medic said it nobody was taken to the hospital, and that only minor injuries were reported.
“Weapons and disruptive behavior are prohibited in our schools and are a violation of the Code of Student Conduct,” the principal’s message said. “Any student in violation will be disciplined according to the handbook.”
Parents were given the option to pick students up early Tuesday, and some did, according to information from the district.
Tuesday’s fight is the latest of similar reported incidents. Several fights have taken place at football games across the area in recent weeks, leading to policy changes at athletic events within some districts.
Last week in Chester County, two separate fights broke out on-campus involving non-students. Arrests were made in both cases and a special meeting was called to discuss student safety.
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