Officials say, this morning, up to 45 third-graders at School 15 in Jersey City were accidentally exposed to pepper spray at a school.
A small pepper spray canister was unwittingly sprayed by an 8-year-old girl who had it on her keychain, Public Safety Director James Shea stated.
Officials say the spray was discharged at around 10:30 am, and the school was then evacuated.
Police stated that police tape blocked entrances until 12:15 pm, at which point faculty and students could come inside.
Shea also said that around 25 kids were exposed and the pepper spray possibly affected up to 45 students.
According to reports, the pepper spray was released in the gym.
Officials say that medical personnel transported some students to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.