8 people injured in possible pepper spray assault at high school Brampton

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Published May 16, 2024 at 1:59 pm

8 people injured in possible peeper spray assault in Brampton

Six people have been rushed to hospital and two more were left injured after a possible pepper spray assault at a high school in Brampton.

Peel Regional Police say officers were called to the area of Torbram Road and Sandalwood Parkway shortly after 12 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving reports of someone letting off an aerosol device at a local high school.

Paramedics were called to treat patients with “minor respiratory irritation,” police said.

Eight people were injured and six were transported to hospital with minor injuries including five youths and one adult, according to a spokesperson for Peel Paramedics.

Police were unable to confirm the name of the school, bu said in an update that no lockdown or hold-and-secure orders have been put in place.

Investigators have not said whether they are searching for any suspects.

Emergency crews are on the scene and Brampton Fire & Emergency Services says the incident required a “High emergency response” and is asking all residents and drivers should avoid the area of Sandalwood and Torbram.

While police declined to say what type of aerosol device was used in the incident, pepper spray or bear mace are often used in assaults or robberies.

Patrons of an Oshawa’s movie theatre were sprayed with a noxious substance believed to be pepper spray in March with moviegoers sustaining minor irritation from the spray, and a driver was sprayed in a suspected hate crime in April.

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