A now-viral video shows the students at Barberton High School in OH lined up against a wall as a police officer sprayed them directly in the face, all while saying "stop resisting". "This was all voluntary, we all had to sign permission slips, along with our parents permission", YouTube user Karis Ann says on the comments section of the uploaded video. He advised each student, "Stop resisting please comply".
Some students even compared the pain to a volcano defecating on their eyes. A uniformed police officer stands in the background.
If you were a student that did science while in high school, you would know that the experiments are one of the most interesting parts of being in the class.
An Ohio high school has come under fire for pepper spraying several 11th grade students, but officials are standing by the decision (video below).
The class instructor is a former police chief, she said.
One copy of the video of the students being sprayed has been viewed online more than 15 million times. Added supervision was provided by the school's resource officer.
"Each student will have the option to be swabbed or receive a quick "burst" to the facial area with this chemical agent", the waiver form states.
The pepper spray training is meant to help students earn industry credentials in public safety from the Ohio Department of Education, the school said in a statement.
According to the Today Show, the students who participated received extra credit.
Would YOU let yourself or your child be pepper sprayed for educational purposes??
"This is a controlled and safe experience for the students and is completely voluntary", the note concludes.