Naperville police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:25 a.m. Thursday to Naperville North High School, 899 North Mill Street. An EMS Box Alarm was called for extra Naperville ambulances to the scene when multiple people were discovered with coughing and eye irritation symptoms from release of a pepper spray or similar type of product. Five or six people were hospitalized. Four students and two staff members were reporting respiratory-related symptoms. No life-threatening respiratory problems were initially reported.
At least five people were transported to an area hospital by paramedics.
One ambulance from Aurora was assigned to a change of quarters position at a Naperville fire station.
Naperville police are investigating three teens who may have dispersed the chemical “as a prank.”
As of 11:30 a.m. the City of Naperville provided no official message about the incident on their official Twitter or Facebook accounts.
Naperville CUSD 203 also had no official message about the incident on their official Twitter or Facebook accounts.
Detour pepper spray in the commans pic.twitter.com/wlTrPVwCxn
— Kelly Gallegos (@kelly_gallegoss) October 22, 2015
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