Roseville elementary student sprays pepper spray found on playground, some students affected

Posted at 3:14 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 15:14:11-05

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Several students at a Roseville elementary school were taken out of school after another student found a can of pepper spray on the playground and decided to spray it.

According to Roseville Superintendent Mark Blaszkowski, the incident happened around noon during the student's lunch hour at Steenland Elementary School.

We're told the student who found the pepper spray didn't spray it directly at other students, but sprayed it and kids around the student who sprayed it and suffered effects from the spray.

The school contacted the parents of the students and some were taken out of school for the rest of the day.

According to Blaszkowski, the principal handled the situation, and said most students suffered "very minimal effects." He said law enforcement was not involved.

"We look at (these situations) to help us teach kids to make good decisions and keep students safe," he said.

On Facebook, one parent posted saying that her daughter suffered red and burning eyes.