Tear gas fired near Ohio school sickens kids, teacher

Tear gas fired during a police training session drifted to a nearby school, sending a teacher to a hospital and 14 students home


Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Authorities in Ohio say tear gas fired during a police training session drifted to a nearby school, sending a teacher to a hospital and 14 students home.

Police in Columbus say the tear gas was set off Friday morning at the former site of a minor league baseball stadium. It drifted to Sullivant Elementary School just as students were arriving.

Parents were called to get the 14 children who reported irritation. The teacher was hospitalized as a precaution.

Police say the 35 cadets were learning how to handle riots and were being sprayed with tear gas. The wind sent it 3,000 feet from the area. Police say they are conducting a full review.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press

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