May 18 (UPI) — A group of Ohio high school students are going viral after allowing themselves to be blasted in the face with pepper spray by their teacher.
A video posted to YouTube shows the Criminal Science students at Barberton High School lined up against a wall outside the school.
The students’ instructor walks down the line, shooting each student in the face with pepper spray while saying, “Stop resisting, please comply.”
Some students initially take the pepper spray blast better than others, but in a matter of seconds virtually all of the students are jumping around and screaming in pain.
“My son is in a 2 year Criminal Science program at School. They had the choice to be half-sprayed or fully-sprayed, he chose full. This was the result,” the filmer wrote.
A waiver form for the students and their parents obtained by Today.com shows the extra-credit project was voluntary.
“Each student will have the option to be swabbed or receive a quick ‘burst’ to the facial area with this chemical agent,” the waiver form states. It says the spray causes “irritation and a burning sensation to eyes and nasal area” for about an hour.
“This is a controlled and safe experience for the students and is completely voluntary,” the waiver says.