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Students taken to hospital, high school evacuated after spray released in cafeteria

BRAMPTON, Ont. — Police say seven students have been taken to hospital and a high school has been evacuated after someone released an unidentified spray in the cafeteria this afternoon.

The Peel District School Board says the incident took place at around 12:45 p.m. at Castlebrooke Secondary School in Brampton, Ont.

Peel Regional Police Const. Heather Cannon says police ordered a full evacuation of the building in response.

She says seven students have been taken to hospital as a precaution, but did not comment on their condition.

Cannon says police have not identified the substance that was released.

Police have not made any arrests, but Cannon says the force is investigating the incident as a criminal matter.

This report by the Canadian Press was first published Dec. 10, 2019.

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