A School In BC Was Evacuated After Bear Spray Was Used & Police Believe It Was 'Targeted'

"A number of students were taken to hospital as a precaution."

Western Canada Editor
A Vancouver Police car.

A Vancouver Police car.

Bear spray was deployed at a Vancouver high school in what police believe to be a "targeted" incident.

People at Killarney Secondary School were evacuated June 15 after Vancouver police responded to a 911 call from staff, which reported someone had deployed noxious spray inside.

Police said in a news release Wednesday that "nearly two dozen students and staff were contaminated by bear spray during an assault Wednesday morning" at the high school in east Vancouver.

There are two suspects, who police said are teenagers that do attend the school where the incident occurred. The two suspects allegedly went to the school at about 9 a.m. and "attempted to assault a male student."

The release added that investigators believe the suspects deployed the bear spray before fleeing the school in a vehicle.

Police said that about 2,000 students were evacuated, and first responders decontaminated those who were sprayed. They added that "a number of students were taken to hospital as a precaution."

The police said they have "identified the suspects and believe the incident was targeted" and that it is an ongoing investigation.

Morgan Leet
Western Canada Editor
Morgan Leet is the Western Canada Editor for Narcity Canada's Western Desk focused on interprovincial travel, and is based in Vancouver.
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