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Police: Pepper spray discharge prompts early dismissal of Bassick High School; at least 30 students impacted

Bassick High School was evacuated Thursday after police say pepper spray was accidentally discharged inside of the building.

News 12 Staff

Nov 10, 2022, 2:01 PM

Updated 591 days ago

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Bassick High School in Bridgeport was evacuated and dismissed early Thursday after police say pepper spray was accidentally discharged inside of the building.
Police say the incident happened at 8:15 a.m. at the school.
The school was dismissed at 11:25 a.m. 
Officials say the building was evacuated and police say at least 30 students were affected by the pepper spray but suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 
Police did not say how the spray ended up inside of the school or how it was discharged.


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