Four people were taken to the hospital after a student sprayed pepper-spray in a Meriden classroom Wednesday, according to a statement from the school's principal.
Principal Dianne Vumback wrote in a notice to the school community that two students and two staff members were sent to the hospital after a student sprayed pepper spray in a classroom at Lincoln Middle School. Vumback said everyone in the room was seen by the school nurse and those transported to the hospital have since been released.
Vumback praised the response from students, staff, the nursing team and the Meriden Fire Department for their response.
“I am so proud of our students and staff! I also want to thank our nursing team and the Meriden Fire Department for their terrific response today,” she wrote.
Vumback did not say what penalties the students who released the spray may be facing.