On Thursday afternoon, while students were leaving a Brooklyn middle school, a student exposed 27 people to pepper spray.
According to authorities, the incident happened at the Meyer Levin Junior High School located on Beverly Road near Ralph Avenue in East Flatbush at about 3:20 p.m.
Paramedics were called to the school and treated five of the 278 people for breathing problems with an additional 12 more people still being evaluated.
An additional 10 others who were caught up in the incident were cleared and released. Several of those who were hit with the spray were NYPD School Safety officers assigned to the school.
Officials with the New York Department of Education said that there were no serious injuries. The student who had sprayed other students and bystanders is still being sought by authorities.
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