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Smoke bomb disrupts some classes at Brandon middle school

BRANDON — A smoke bomb set off Tuesday afternoon briefly interrupted classes for some students at McLane Middle School, sending two students to the hospital.

The smoke bomb went off in a hallway of the school at 306 N Knights Ave. about 1:30 p.m., said Hillsborough County school district spokesman Stephen Hegarty, and sixth-graders in that hall were sent to a nearby gymnasium for about 30 minutes.

Two students were taken to a local hospital as a precaution and then released, Hegarty said.

School officials were trying to determine Tuesday who set off the smoke bomb, Hegarty said. Tuesday's incident comes two weeks after a female student sprayed pepper spray in a crowded hallway at McLane, also causing a temporary evacuation and sending students to the hospital.

"We've had some excitement lately," Hegarty said. "It's getting towards the end of the school year."

Smoke bomb disrupts some classes at Brandon middle school 05/14/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 6:50pm]
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