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    Resource officer Anthony Brown accused of using pepper spray to disperse students at Jack Robey Junior High in Pine Bluff

    9:54 PM, Apr 17, 2012   |    comments
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    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pine Bluff School District released a video of an incident where a school resource officer used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of students.

    THV's Lisa Hutson attended a school board meeting tonight where they were scheduled to discuss the incident.

    In tonight's meeting, however, the superintendent decided to postpone the discussion until the May meeting.

    Superintendent Jerry Payne says that because the resource officer in question is not employed by the school district, there may not be anything they can do about it. He also says he's spoken with parents and police on this incident.

    Resource officer Anthony Brown says he saw a group of students acting unruly at Jack Robey Junior High, refusing to go to class, and that is when he aimed pepper spray at the floor to disperse them.

    Three students were taken to the emergency room, while several others went home. Police say Brown did violate policy as he did not give verbal warning that he was going to disperse the pepper spray.

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