Over 90 students pepper sprayed at McLane Middle School

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Brandon, Florida -- More than 90 students are being treated at a Brandon middle school after a student reportedly discharged a pepper spray canister at other students in a hallway Friday afternoon.

Hillsborough Sheriff's officials say the building was immediately evacuated but 93 students and three teachers were affected.

Hillsborough Fire Rescue crews are at McLane Middle School, along with multiple EMS crews that are treating children and teachers in the school's cafeteria. In all, 37 people were taken to Brandon Regional Hospital for treatment. All injuries were minor.

Reportedly, a 12-year-old girl was taken into custody on a misdemeanor charge of disruption of school function. She was transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center where she will be released to a parent. 

All individuals that went to the hospital have been treated and released. 

10 News will have more on this story as soon as information becomes available.

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