09/19/2018 12:16 EDT | Updated 09/19/2018 14:03 EDT

Students At Prince Of Wales Collegiate In St. John's Hit With Bear Spray: Reports

Police said approximately 15-20 students came into contact with the spray.

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Several students at a school in St. John's are being transported to hospital after an apparent attack involving bear spray.

According to the Western Star, a group of students gathered outside Prince of Wales Collegiate at recess to watch a fight, when one of the boys involved pulled out bear spray and the wind carried it into the crowd.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary could not confirm what weapons were used aside from the spray. Students who witnessed the fight said they saw an orange can.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary tweeted approximately 15-20 students came into contact with the spray and have been taken to hospital.

The school was put into "secure mode," which is when a school's outside doors are locked but staff and students can move from class to class, as opposed to a lockdown, when classroom doors are also locked and students move away from windows and doors, according to CBC News.

With a file from The Canadian Press

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