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Police Pepper Spray Calif. College Students

April 04, 2012  | 

Santa Monica College campus police pepper-sprayed students during a Tuesday protest, as the students attempted to push their way into a trustees meeting.

Students were protesting the school's plan to offer high-priced courses, and only a few students were let into the meeting, reports CBS News. When their request to move the meeting to a larger venue was denied, they attempted to push their way into the room.

Police began using pepper spray after two officers were backed-up against a wall and another lost his balance. It was the first time pepper spray had been used against students on campus, according to Santa Monica College spokesman Bruce Smith.

Tags: Campus Safety, Pepper Spray, Protests


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Brian Greene @ 4/9/2012 9:51 AM

One day, these kids are going to get smart and spend about 30 bucks on a gas mask, and another 30 bucks on their own tear gas. Then where you be?

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