CHICAGO — Nineteen students and a teacher were affected after a 15-year-old girl sprayed mace inside the Chicago Military Academy in Bronzeville Monday morning, police said.
The incident happened about 11:35 a.m. inside a classroom of the school at 3519 S. Giles Ave., said Officer Michael Sullivan, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
A 15-year-old girl sprayed mace and was taken into custody afterward, police said.
The girl's classmates and a teacher were treated on the scene and taken to local hospitals to be checked out, said Chief Joe Roccasalva, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman. No one was seriously injured.
Chicago Public Schools released a statement Monday night:
"School officials were alerted to an accident involving mace at Chicago Military Academy this afternoon and took appropriate actions to ensure that students were safe."