Viral video: Deputy pepper-sprays Seventy-First High School student

Wednesday, February 07, 2018 04:30PM
Deputy uses pepper spray on 71st HS student.


FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is looking into an incident at Seventy-First High School.

A video that surfaced on Instagram and Facebook Monday night appears to show a deputy pepper-spraying a student.

By Tuesday morning, the video had gone viral, being viewed thousands of times.


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Parents of Seventy-First students told ABC11 the incident started after a fight in the bus parking lot between two students.

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They said two deputies stepped in to apprehend one of the students.

In the video, an officer is seen pepper-spraying a student twice before getting him to cooperate.

Authorities have not identified the student in the video.

School officials have yet to comment.

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