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.

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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.

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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.

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