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Students face discipline after releasing pepper spray at school

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Police and school officials are looking into what punishment should be handed down against three students that they say took turns releasing pepper spray in school.

Police in Douglasville, Ga. say 75 to 100 students at Douglas County High School complained about itchy eyes and noses after the spray was released Wednesday morning.  Around 250 students were evacuated from the building where the incident occurred.

Police say they looked at surveillance video and received tips from students to confirm the identities of the students responsible.

Douglas County principal Dr. Tim Scott says the students would face a tribunal through the Board of Education and that any punishment by the school system would be determined using board policy.

The students also face a charge of disruption of a public school in Douglas County Juvenile Court.  

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