Fire rescue responds to pepper spray incident at G. Holmes Braddock High School

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to a pepper spray incident at G. Holmes Braddock High School.

Several Fire Rescue trucks and ambulances could be seen outside the school, located at 3601 SW 147th Ave., in Southwest Miami-Dade, late Thursday morning.

According to school officials, the container was somehow accidentally sprayed during a biology class after a student reached inside her backpack.

“When our first unit arrived, they found there to be multiple patients complaining of symptoms of their eyes being irritated and other similar symptoms,” said MDFR Lt. Kristen Miller.

The teacher and students inside the classroom were all evaluated and nobody needed to be transported to the hospital.

Kaylee Salas, a 10th grader at the school, was among the students that experienced symptoms from the spray.

“I’m good now, but I had shortness of breath,” said Salas.

Twenty-five people in total received treatment after the incident.

“She started saying sorry to everyone,” said Salas.

A hazmat unit made sure the spray was removed before students returned to class.

School officials said pepper spray is not permitted on school grounds, and the student who brought it on campus will be dealt with according to the code of conduct.

Police are still investigating.

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