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Palolo gym evacuated after pepper spray incident

HPD Officers making a presentation at a summer fun program in Palolo were interrupted by pepper spray. The HPD Officers, from D7 (East Honolulu) Community Policing Team, were talking to the kids in the gym around 9:10 a.m. today, when several of the kids started to cough and rub their eyes. HPD Officers subsequently evacuated the gym and found the pepper spray on the bleachers. During an investigation, HPD Officers learned that one of the kids apparently brought the pepper spray and triggered it. Paramedics were called to the scene and transported more than a dozen children to a hospital for observation. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is on going.