Self-defense spray sickens seventeen students

Two buildings of the Sondervick College in Veldhoven were briefly evacuated on Wednesday after someone sprayed a self-defense spray in the shower area, the municipality announced.

The municipality manages the Kempen Campus where the school is located. According to a spokesperson, 17 students became unwell. They presented with vomiting and headaches. Ambulance staff treated  the students.

The fire department cleared the room where the spray was sprayed. As a precaution, the emergency services also decided to evacuate two school buildings to take measurements.

A spokesperson for the fire department could not say if there was malicious intent behind this incident. The police were called in.

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