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MEDFORD, N.J. (CBS) — Over two dozen students were taken to local hospitals following a pepper spray incident at a South Jersey school on Wednesday afternoon.

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Medford police say they were called to the Burlington County Institute of Technology around 12:45 p.m. after a student discharged a small pepper spray canister in the cafeteria.

Burlington County Institute of Technology

Crews respond to a pepper spray incident at the Burlington County Institute of Technology.

Police say a total of 34 students were evaluated by first responders on the scene for minor injuries ranging from teary eyes to coughing and vomiting. A total of 26 students were transported to local hospitals for evaluation.

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Police are investigating the incident.

Stay with CBSPhilly.com for this developing story.