Multiple students taken to hospital after pepper spray used at Carver High basketball game

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Multiple students were taken to the hospital after pepper spray was used at a Carver High School basketball game Wednesday night, according to Winston-Salem police.

The spray was used after an altercation between cheerleaders at Carver High School and Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy happened during a late timeout. The five officers who were working the game intervened and used the spray, police say.

Winston-Salem police, fire, and EMS came to the high school at about 9:30 p.m. after the pepper spray was sprayed.

Three people were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital with minor injuries.


The game was canceled.