Pepper spray released on Marietta school bus, district says

Jan. 17—One student was sickened after another released pepper spray on a Park Street Elementary school bus Tuesday, Marietta City Schools said.

The district said first responders "were onsite immediately" to evaluate students and the bus driver, with no major injuries reported. The district did not provide additional information about the incident.

"Please be assured that safety is always our top priority, and we are committed to providing timely and transparent communications to our families," the district said in an email to parents at approximately 4:30 p.m.

The district said the bus would be delayed, advising parents to check the Ride 360 app for updates.

"We always prioritize the safety of students, and our staff was quick to respond to this situation," Superintendent Grant Rivera told the MDJ.