ST Louis MO May 13 2018 A school security officer used pepper spray Thursday afternoon after finding more than 100 students outside after an apparent senior prank, police say. Police issued a summons to an 18-year-old for peace disturbance, police say.
There were no injuries reported, St. Louis Police said. Officers had been called to Clyde C. Miller Career Academy around the school’s dismissal time for a “large group of teens throwing eggs.”
Responding officers found “nearly 100 to 150” people outside the building with water balloons, squirt guns and eggs “as part of an apparent ‘senior prank,'” police said. Additional officers responded after an call for aid was sent out, but the call was canceled after officers gained control of the scene.
In a statement, St. Louis Public Schools officials said police “dispersed Mace” outside the school during dismissal and took one student into custody.
“SLPS will cooperate with local authorities and take any subsequent action necessary according to district policy and the Student Code of Conduct,” the statement said.
Police on Friday morning said the mace was used by a school security officer.
Who exactly called police and the extent to which Mace was used was not clear.
St Louis Dispatch