Pepper spray used to stop fight at Dallas middle school

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DALLAS (AP) — A school police chief says an officer had to use pepper spray to break up a fight at a Dallas middle school involving roughly 60 students.

The Dallas Morning News ( ) reports the fight happened Monday afternoon at Dade Middle School in south Dallas. According to a Dallas Independent School District spokesman, a handful of students started fighting on the school's third floor.

DISD police chief Craig Miller said an officer was trying to control the students and used pepper spray after students started to surround the officer.

Miller said the fight involved about 60 students, and 15 students complained of pain after being pepper-sprayed. One woman said her granddaughter was taken to the hospital by the girl's mother.

Superintendent Mike Miles and chief operations officer Wanda Paul went to the school after hearing about the fight.


Information from: The Dallas Morning News,

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