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Miami student brought pepper spray to a fist fight. 20 kids needed medical attention

Pepper spray fight at Miami Norland HS

A disturbance involving students in the cafeteria at Miami Norland HS results in police and rescue vehicles responding to a fight involving pepper spray, May 8, 2019.
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A disturbance involving students in the cafeteria at Miami Norland HS results in police and rescue vehicles responding to a fight involving pepper spray, May 8, 2019.

About 20 students at Miami Norland Senior High School in Miami Gardens were treated for pepper-spray inhalation Wednesday after a fight in the school’s auditorium, police said.

A young girl involved in a “huge fight” discharged the pepper spray, Miami Gardens Police spokesman Officer Carlos Austin said. There were no weapons used in the fight.

Miami-Dade Schools Police responded to the school, 1193 NW 193rd St., and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue treated the affected students as a precaution. Two students were transported to the hospital but have since been released.

The fight involved two female students, and a third female student discharged the pepper spray, said Miami-Dade Schools spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego. The intervening student, whose name was not released, will be arrested.

Gonzalez-Diego said the school is safe and that disciplinary action would be taken against those involved.

Miami Herald Staff Writer Charles Rabin contributed to this report.

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