Pepper spray used on students at Atlanta's M.L. King Jr. Middle School

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ATLANTA —

At least one student was treated by paramedics after pepper spray was used to break up a fight at King Middle School, according to Atlanta Public Schools.

A representative for APS told Channel 2 Action News two girls were fighting outside the school in the bus lanes Tuesday morning when a school resource officer tried to interven to break them up. When the fight started getting out of control, the officer used the pepper spray. One of the girls was hit. She was seen by paramedics and was checked out OK.

There were other children outside at the time and the wind blew the spray, affecting an estimated 30 people nearby, APS said. The students were assessed and no injuries were reported.

Administrators made attempts to contact all parents of involved students. 

The two students that were fighting have been charged with disorderly conduct and have been released to their parents.