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Pepper Spray Released At New Westminster High School

On today’s date at approximately 1300 Hours at New Westminster Senior Secondary, persons unknown released pepper spray in one of the schools hallways. Although the spray was not directed at any one individual or group, the spray is an irritant, derived from capsicum (chili pepper), and causes coughing and excessive mucous from the nasal passages.

New Westminster Fire Services was summoned by our school liaison officer to assist with air fans to clear the hallway of the pepper spray. Although no one was injured as a result of the incident, police are investigating it as a mischief.