Student among 3 hurt after parent discharges chemical spray during Chicago Bulls College Prep fight

Students released for day after temporary lockdown; charges pending against parent

BySarah Schulte and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, April 28, 2023
3 hurt after parent discharges chemical spray during high school fight
Three people were hurt after a parent discharged chemical spray at Chicago Bulls College Prep, prompting a school lockdown at 2040 West Adams Street.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Ambulances were called to Chicago Bulls College Prep after a fight broke out in a classroom.

"I was in class, and they put the school on a code yellow, and I'd seen the video, and there were girls fighting. One girl had pulled out mace," said Student Body President Kaleb Latham.

According to Chicago police, the girl was actually a parent of a student. She entered the school just after noon and proceeded to the classroom, where a fight broke out, and she discharged the chemical spray.

"It's terrible, you know? You can really go to school without people trying to fight cause raucous in the school building," Latham said.

Police said the woman involved was taken into custody. Two adults were taken to the hospital, and some students were treated at the scene. Another student was taken to a hospital later that day.

"It's pretty crazy. Nothing like this has ever happened before," said Aiden Rico, a student.

Bulls College Prep is a Noble Charter high school. It was founded in 2009, and the school is located near the United Center on the West Side. While the school was immediately put on lockdown after the fight, students were eventually dismissed early.

"We have seven periods. They kept us sixth period. Then, we were out," Rico said.

Charges against the parent involved in the fight are pending.