COCOA POLICE: Pillar of Hope Academy Student’s ‘Horse Play’ Send Two Classmates to Hospital

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POLICE: student sprayed mace-like substance into a fan

Two teens described as “horsing around” ended up causing a disturbance at a private school when a mace-like substance was sprayed into a fan causing several children to become ill.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA — Two teens described as “horsing around” ended up causing a disturbance at a private school when a mace-like substance was sprayed into a fan causing several children to become ill.

According to Cocoa Police Public Information Officer Yvonne Martinez, at approximately 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, police and firefighters responded to the Pillar of Hope Academy, located at 200 Forrest Avenue, for reports of a disturbance.

“When officers arrived they found several children had become ill with difficulty breathing and burning sensation in their eyes,” said Martinez.

“A third child complained of nausea and vomiting. Two children aged 10 and 12 were taken to the hospital as a precaution.”

Martinez said that the investigation revealed two students, age 13 and 14, were “horsing around” and one of the students gave a mace-like substance to the other who then sprayed the substance into a fan. Both students were stopped by school personnel.

According to Martinez, the school declined to pursue criminal charges for disrupting school function and advised officers they will deal with the students internally through suspension and/or possible expulsion.

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