High School Student Hospitalized After Vandal Pepper Sprays Venue for TPUSA Event

Breitbart | 4/8/2019 | Staff
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Students and staff from Park City High School in Park City, Utah, were treated by medical professionals last week after one student allegedly pepper sprayed a lecture hall inside the school. The targeted room had been reserved for a Turning Point USA speaking event.

A pepper spray incident at Park City High School on Monday resulted in nearly twenty students and staff members receiving a visit from medical professionals, including one reportedly hospitalized, after being exposed to the chemicals released in a lecture hall reserved for a TPUSA event, according to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune.

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One student, who according to the Tribune admitted to releasing the pepper spray, had released enough of the substance inside the school that the chemicals traveled down the hallway and into another classroom where students and staff reported feeling ill.

The school’s Turning Point USA (TPUSA) student group had planned to host an event, entitled, “How to Bridge the Divide with Will Witt from PragerU” later that same day in the Lecture Hall where the pepper spray had been released.

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“The pepper spray was sprayed in the Lecture Hall fifteen minutes after school was dismissed,” said Park City School District communications director Melinda Colton to Breitbart News, adding that fourteen students who had been in a classroom down the hallway from the Lecture Hall were “evaluated” my medical professionals after being exposed to the chemicals.

One Park City High School TPUSA student member, Ryan Zink, told Breitbart News that the pepper spray from the Lecture Hall ended up making its way into a theater classroom where school’s drama club had been practicing after school.

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“We’re still investigating the incident, so no motive yet,” said Park City Police Department captain Phil Kirk to Breitbart News, “The incident occurred in the Lecture Hall.”

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