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Tampa students recovering after being sprayed with pepper spray

TAMPA, Fla. -- Dozens of students in the Tampa area are recovering after being sprayed with pepper spray at school.

Officials say a 12-year-girl unloaded a can of pepper spray in a busy hallway at McClane Middle School Friday.

About a hundred people were affected.

Three people were rushed to a local hospital with respiratory problems.

"It debilitates people. You get the burning eyes and you can't do anything. So you can imagine a hall full of kids having that affect. That's not a prank, that's very serious stuff."

All the students who went to the hospital were treated and sent home.

The girl who sprayed the pepper spray is now facing charges.