BALDWIN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Several teenagers were sprayed with pepper spray Friday, after police tried to stop a large fight at a Baldwin High School on Long Island.
The fight happened around 1:15 p.m. outside the school, at 841 Ethel T. Kloberg Dr. in Baldwin.READ MORE: Giants' Offense Sputters, Tagovailova Leads Dolphins To 5th Straight Win
Nassau County police said a large fight broke out between students outside of the school. They said an officer shouted at the teens to stop, but they wouldn’t.
Police said the officer then deployed a can of pepper spray, sending the teens scrambling in several directions.READ MORE: Connecticut Man Who Tested Positive For Omicron Variant Resting At Home With Mild Symptoms, Gov. Lamont Says
A police spokesman wouldn’t say Friday evening how many people were sprayed or whether the department felt the officer’s actions were appropriate.
Police said the incident was under investigation.
A school spokeswoman said the fight was in a parking lot across the street. She said several students were treated in the school nurse’s office.MORE NEWS: Bob Dole, Former Senate GOP Leader And Presidential Nominee, Dies At 98
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