MOUNT PLEASANT — A 14-year-old Case High School student was pepper sprayed by an officer Thursday following a fight.
At about 8:44 a.m., a fight reportedly broke out between two students at Case High School, 7345 Washington Ave. After the fight was over, a third student went after one of the students involved in the original fight, Mount Pleasant police said.
A Mount Pleasant officer tried stopping the student, but the student resisted and was sprayed with pepper spray. The student was then arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
A voice message sent to parents from the school on Thursday confirmed the incident. Case Principal Eugene Syvrud said the incident occurred in the main office.
“One of our resource officers was forced to use pepper spray in response to a student’s behavior,” Syvrud said in the message. “We appreciate our partnership with our local law enforcement and their support this morning. We were able to address the situation and continue on our day as normal.”