HARBOR CITY — Chaos erupted on campus here at Narbonne High School in Harbor City – when one girl unleashed pepper spray during a fight.
There was some confusion earlier but the Los Angeles Unified School District has confirmed, pepper spray is illegal on campus.
“It got me in my eyes. At first they were burning. Then they sent us all to the nurse’s office. She flushed my eyes out with water and it felt better afterwards, ” student Brandon Winter says.
Another student, Ryan Nunez, says he was hit directly but he was burned by the fumes, “The fumes got on my lips and my nose and it hurt really bad.”
Sky 5 was overhead when paramedics took two students, a boy and a girl, to the hospital.
The debilitating spray affected 25 others, including a teacher and a school counselor.
Frank Kubik is the young man, a Narbonne High School senior, who captured the school scuffle on cell phone video.
“I pulled my cell phone out and started filming and then they crashed into the lockers. Then the pepper spray…you could smell it. And I just got out of there. Everybody started screaming,” Kubik says.
According “Pepper spray can be very dangerous depending on someone’s medical condition. It is an irritant to the eyes and the nose and the throat so it is a very dangerous chemical.”
“Again the Los Angeles Unified School District says pepper spray is illegal on campus. The girl who brought it to Narbonne High School and then used it has been arrested.
— Chris Wolfe, KTLA News