Pepper Spraying In Schools Has Some Pulling Kids Out Of Class

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Brawls in the middle of the school day have occurred more and more it seems for Pitt County Schools. In some cases, the fights have led to resource officers pepper spraying students to break it up.

Wednesday, three students had to be sprayed by resource officers after the situation started to escalate. And this isn't the first time this month. These fights at the school have become a cause for concern. For Carol Wright, she says this is a deeper issue -- one that begins with respect -- not the use of force. Last year her son attended J.H.Rose High School and decided to take him, along with the rest of her school aged children out of Rose and home school them.

Administrators at Pitt County Schools say they'll increase supervison during the lunchtime period changeover to make sure students don't congregate, but they also called parents and asked them to talk to their students about the consequences of their actions.

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