Students Pepper-Sprayed During Fight at Narbonne High School

Ambulances and other emergency medical teams responded to the Harbor City school

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    Twenty-five students and two faculty members were evaluated for pepper-spray exposure after the irritant was released during a fight involving two girls at the school. Michelle Valles reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013. (Published Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013)

    A fight involving two girls at Narbonne High School led to an emergency response Wednesday when one of the students used pepper spray that was dispersed in a crowd of classmates.

    The other girl involved in the fight and about 10 students suffered symptoms from the release of the pepper spray, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District.

    Aerial video showed at least three Los Angeles Fire Department ambulances at the school -- located at 24300 Western Avenue in Harbor City (map). Twenty-five students and two faculty members were examined for pepper spray exposure, according to the LAFD

    Two students were hospitalized in fair condition.

    The effects could have been worse had the dispersal occurred inside the school building.

    "It's a severe irritant to the eyes and to the respiratory system," said Graham Everett, of the LAFD. "So if somebody is pre-disposed with a medical condition it could be harmful for respiratory purposes, but it also causes severe irritation to the eyes and nasal passages."

    Classes were not interrupted.

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