STEELTON, Pa. (WHTM) – Police say they used pepper spray to break up a fight involving more than 100 students at Steelton-Highspire High School Wednesday afternoon.
Swatara Township police said a woman became involved in a fight with students as they exited the school after dismissal.
Steelton police officers who had just arrived at the school for a mentoring program tried to break up the large fight near a side entrance, but the crowd refused to disperse. Discharging the pepper spray finally brought the fight to an end.
The pepper spray was deployed above the crowd, and at no time was the pepper spray directly sprayed at any person, police said.
They said those involved in the fight have been identified and charges will be filed.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Swatara Township police at 717-564-2550.