CHICAGO (CBS) — Eleven students have been transported to area hospitals after a pepper spray incident on a school bus Monday afternoon, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
A student was testing pepper spray on the bus “not knowing the impact the spray would have in an enclosed spaced,” a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office said.READ MORE: Gov. JB Pritzker Announces Vaccine Or Weekly Testing Mandate For Illinois Daycare Workers
“We started coughing and, like, our eyes hurting,” said student Daniela Herrera.READ MORE: K-9, Riggs, Expected To Recover After Being Shot By Chicago Homicide Suspect During Confrontation With Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy
The bus was near West Church Street and Capitol Drive near Park Ridge when the incident happened around 3:20 p.m.
The students were taken to hospitals for decontamination, but no serious injuries were reported.MORE NEWS: No Arrests In Death Of Zion Mother Melanie Yates, Hit By A Stray Bullet
There were 55 elementary students on the bus.