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Deputy pepper-sprays high school student resisting arrest

February 8, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office is reviewing a school resource officer’s use of pepper spray on a high school student.

Lt. Sean Swain with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office told The Fayetteville Observer that the deputy is not facing disciplinary action at this time for the Tuesday afternoon incident.

Swain says the deputy intervened when two female students got into a fight in the bus parking lot at Seventy-First High School, and they complied with his instructions. Swain said a 16-year-old male student attempted to get involved in the situation and was pepper-sprayed for resisting arrest.

That student was charged with resisting arrest and simple possession of marijuana.

Cumberland County Schools spokeswoman Renarta Clanton Moyd said in a statement that there are “consequences for our students’ actions.”

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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