A group of teenagers at an OH high school voluntarily took a shot of pepper spray to the face, and it was all caught on videotape.
A waiver form for the students and their parents obtained by Today.com shows the extra-credit project was voluntary.
The students were pepper sprayed as part of a criminal science class and had to get permission from their parents before they participated.
A group of OH high school students has voluntarily gotten pepper sprayed in the face. Each student will have the option to be swabbed or receive a quick “burst” to the facial area with this chemical agent. “This is a controlled and safe experience for the students and is completely voluntary“, it said further. What happened next was caught on video for the world to see.
One of the students who participated, who goes by the name Karis Ann on YouTube, defended the clip and the school’s decision to let them get pepper sprayed. It’s a tad awkward and very jarring.
“Stop resisting, please comply”, the instructor can be heard saying before spraying each teen directly in the face. In the footage, law and public safety students line up against a wall, and an officer blasts them with pepper spray.
“I understand how they do some things like that, but not for kids”. One boy said the pain “feels like a volcano shit in my eyes”.
Parents signed a waiver sent by the Barberton police chief to allow their students to participate in the activity, which was for a criminal science technology class.
Barberton City Schools Superintendent Patricia Cleary has since confirmed that the career tech class is sanctioned through the Ohio Department of Education.