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Julia PerkinsMay 26, 2019

GROTON — Three Stonington High School students left prom night in an ambulance after an irritant was sprayed on the dance floor, according to reports.

An airborne substance similar to pepper spray was released around 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa ballroom, Groton Town Police Sgt. David Miner told The Day.

The fire department has taken over the investigation, police said Sunday morning. The Poquonnock Bridge Fire Department did not immediately return a request for comment.

Students fled the dance floor and waited outside after several firetrucks, police cruisers and ambulances arrived, The Day reported.

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