Students Volunteer To Get Pepper Sprayed
These kids went beyond the call of duty for extra credit.
Students at Barberton High School in Ohio volunteered to get pepper sprayed in their Criminal Science Technology class.
Video, shot by a parent, of the kids screaming in agony has now gone viral on the internet and has many questioning if the school went too far.
“Students had an opportunity to voluntarily participate in an activity in which they would be subjected to a small amount of pepper spray for a brief period of time. The activity was conducted by the class instructor, who is a former police chief, and an experienced professional,” Barberton City Schools Superintendent Patricia Cleary told PEOPLE in a statement.
Cleary continued, “Added supervision was provided by the school’s resource officer. Students were required to have parental permission and consent in order to participate in the voluntary exercise. The intent of the training is to help the students gain an industry recognized credential in the law and public safety course curriculum that is offered by the Ohio Department of Education.“
See the clip below.