Police: substance that sent 3 students at prom to hospital was pepper spray

New London

We now know what made some kids at a prom in Groton sick over the weekend.

Saturday night, emergency crews were sent to the Mystic Marriott in Groton, where Stonington High School was holding its senior prom.

A number of kids reported feeling sick and that there was a strange smell in the ballroom.

Original Story: Airborne irritant sends 3 to hospital at Connecticut prom

Police said Wednesday evening someone accidentally set off a container of pepper spray at the dance.

They said it was an accident and no kids were hurt.

They don’t expect criminal charges to be filed.

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