Authorities: Student releases self-defense spray in school
THORNDIKE, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say a student has released an aerosol self-defense spray in school, causing an evacuation.
The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office responded Wednesday to a possible chemical release affecting as many as 20 students at the Mount View school complex in Thorndike.
Authorities say a school resource officer learned that the source of the chemical odor might have been an aerosol self-defense spray. Students and staff were evacuated from the building while emergency responders worked to identify the substance.
Authorities say they confirmed a student released the product inside the school. It was not immediately clear why. The investigation is ongoing.