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Student taken to Brandon hospital after irritant sprayed at Durant High pep rally

PLANT CITY — Four students were affected Friday when a student sprayed an irritant into the crowd during an after-school pep rally at Durant High, according to the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office.

Sometime after 4 p.m., a female student sprayed what deputies believe was mace or pepper spray during the rally in the gymnasium, said Deputy Larry McKinnon, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.

A student was taken to Brandon Regional Hospital because the irritant affected her asthma, McKinnon said. Three others were treated and released at the school.

School District spokesman Steve Hegarty said two of the students' parents picked them up from school.

The female student suspected of spraying the irritant has not been charged with anything at this time, McKinnon said.

Student taken to Brandon hospital after irritant sprayed at Durant High pep rally 10/30/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 30, 2009 6:07pm]

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