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ATLANTA – Ten students were taken to the hospital for treatment after a driver used pepper spray to break up a fight on a school bus.

According to Kimberly Willis Green of Atlanta Public Schools, the incident happened around 3:45 p.m. at Maynard Jackson High School.

As the assistant principal was breaking up a fight between students, the bus driver used pepper spray, Green said.

The students were taken by APS bus to a hospital for treatment.

All of the parents have been notified.

According to Green, the bus driver is new and the matter is being referred to human resources for further investigation.

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