Police: Girl uses pepper spray during fight at O'Fallon high school

News-DemocratApril 2, 2014 

A pair of O'Fallon Township High School students were arrested after a Tuesday afternoon fight that included one of the girls spraying the other in the face with pepper spray.

O'Fallon Police Department Lt. James Cavins said there were no serious injuries. But the girl who was sprayed was taken to the nurse's office for treatment. He said, because the students are both juveniles, he couldn't release further details about how the fight started or the identities of the participants.

Both girls were charged with disorderly conduct.

District 203 Superintendent Darcy Benway also declined to release information about the fight.

"School officials and local law enforcement dealt with the situation expeditiously and effectively as it occurred," Benway said in a written reply to a request for information about the fight. "The safety of students and staff is the district's top priority."

The altercation started about 3 p.m. as school was getting out for the day.

Police would not comment about whether the arrested girls have been in trouble with law enforcement previously.

Contact reporter Scott Wuerz at swuerz@bnd.com or call 239-2626.

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