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Girl, 15, Who Sprayed Mace at Chicago Military Academy in Custody: Police

By  Emily Morris and Erica Demarest | February 17, 2014 12:24pm | Updated on February 17, 2014 7:13pm

 No one was seriously hurt after a student sprayed mace, authorities said.
Mace Sprayed at Chicago Military Academy
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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."