QUEENS — Nearly two dozen people, mostly students, were treated for pepper spray exposure at Jamaica High School Tuesday morning after a student sprayed mace into the air in the cafeteria, fire and police officials said.
Among the 19 affected were two students and one teacher, who reported pain and tightness in their chests and were taken to Queens Hospital for observation after the 8:45 a.m. incident, the NYPD said.
One of the students brought the pepper spray to the school and the other one sprayed it into the air, the NYPD said.
“There was one small simple exposure,” a fire source said. The rest of the patients "were cleared by a fire department doctor," the source said.
Cops will prepare juvenile reports for both students involved in the incident, the NYPD said.