Officer Pepper-Sprayed at Ballou

Student had outstanding warrants

Thursday, Oct 7, 2010  |  Updated 2:42 PM EDT
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Officer Pepper-Sprayed at Ballou

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A teenager sprayed a D.C. police officer with pepper spray at Ballou High School Thursday morning.

At about 9:30 a.m., the officer attempted to arrest the student at a magnetometer at a secondary entrance, but the student resisted, The Washington Post reported. He sprayed the officer and bit a school security officer during the struggle.

The student and the police officer both suffered from the effects of the spray and were taken to a hospital.

It is unclear if the student had the pepper spray or grabbed it from the police officer.

The student was wanted in Virginia on a probation violation. Police didn't say what he originally did.

The student faces additional charges, including assault of a law enforcement officer.


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