Security concerns arise following pepper spray incident at Richard Green M.S.

Parents are worried that there is not enough security at the Richard Green Middle School following a pepper spray incident.

On Wednesday, dozens of students were treated and some hospitalized after pepper spray was released in school. Police took a male student into custody.

Now parents are questioning how a student was able to get passed security with pepper spray. One parent told News 12 The Bronx that although security looks heavy in front of the school, it's lacking in other places.

A spokesperson for the Department of Education says the principal was not aware of concerns over an unguarded door. The spokesperson said there are currently eight school safety officers at the school to check bags and make sure the kids go through medical detectors.

Still some say they are worried that there is not enough security.

In recent months, parents had complained that security checkpoints were causing long lines at school and often making kids late for class. But after the pepper spray incident, some say long lines may be worth it.

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