17 treated at high school after LA officer uses pepper spray

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Posted: Jun 03, 2016 11:14 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At least 17 people have been treated at a Los Angeles high school after a police officer used pepper spray to break up a fight.

Police say two fights had broken out between students at John C. Fremont High School on Thursday morning and an officer used the pepper spray to end them. KNBC-TV reports that police say only one student was targeted with the spray. An officer tells the station that the other students "got an overspray" because of a breeze.

The Los Angeles Fire Department says most people complained of minor eye irritation and two people had minor injuries from the fight.

Police say the officer's decision to use pepper spray will be reviewed.