Over 30 sent to hospital for pepper spray use at Tokyo Korean School

30 sent to hospital in Tokyo
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More than 30 students were taken to hospitals Tuesday after being accidently exposed to pepper spray inside a classroom at the Tokyo Korean School, emergency workers said, Kyodo reports.

They were complaining of eye pain following the incident reported at around 9:55 a.m. but their symptoms are minor, the rescue workers said.

According to police, a middle school student accidentally used the pepper spray owned by a friend during a recess period.

More than a dozen ambulances and police cars were sent to the school in Shinjuku Ward.

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