CHICAGO (WLS) -- Twelve students were transported to hospitals after a pepper spray was released at a school cafeteria on the South Side Thursday, the Chicago Fire Department said.
The incident occurred at the Parker Community Academy school in the 6800-block of South Stewart Avenue.
CFD said twelve students, ages 8 to 11, were transported to Bernard, Providence, Comer and Holy Cross hospitals, all in fair condition.
A CFD official said it appeared to be an accidental discharge.
Further details were not immediately available.