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Lethbridge, Chinook High School Pepper Spray Fight, Teen Charged

11/01/2012 05:29 EDT | Updated 01/01/2013 05:12 EST
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NEW YORK - AUGUST 5: U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Kevin Post douses his face with water after being shot in the eyes with pepper spray August 5, 2002 at the Coast Guard station at Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Coast Guard law enforcement personnel are required to undergo the training in order to carry pepper spray on patrol. (Photo by Tom Sperduto/U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images)
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Police in southern Alberta have charged a teenage boy after a group of students at a school were hit with pepper spray.

Lethbridge police say three boys got into a fight outside Chinook High School during the lunch hour Wednesday.

Police allege one of them, a 15-year old who is not a student at the school, was hit by the two other teens.

Police say the 15-year-old then discharged a can of pepper spray at a crowd of about 20 students who had gathered.

The teen is to appear in youth court next week on charges of assault with a weapon and possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to the public.

Police say assault charges are pending against the two other boys involved in the fight.