Twelve students and two teachers at Wexler Grant School in New Haven were taken to the hospital Thursday after potentially being exposed to mace in a classroom.
The kids and teachers began experiencing watery eyes and scratchy throats, according to a spokesperson for New Haven Public Schools. They were taken to Yale New Haven Hospital as a precaution.
The rest of the school was evacuated while firefighters searched for the source of the problem. They found evidence of contamination of a mace-like spray in a cubicle in the classroom.
The classroom was being cleaned and ventilated.