Police say Bastrop High School student pepper sprayed principal

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Morehouse Parish Sheriff Mike Tubbs said he’s never seen an incident like what happened at Bastrop High School Friday afternoon.

“No, I don’t recall any instance like this in the past where law enforcement has to get involved,” Sheriff Tubbs said.

Authorities said a 14-year-old male student and his mother had a meeting with the school’s principal, when things got out of control. 

“Apparently they had a small can of O-C spray on a key chain… and during the altercation the student proceeded to spray the principal,” Sheriff Tubbs added.

Sheriff Tubbs said the teen’s mother, Tracy Lang, then apparently assaulted the principal. 

“Sometime during this altercation the mother became involved and actually grabbed or put her hands on the principal,” he added.

The mother and teen were arrested. They both were charged with battery of a school official. 

“Never where a weapon or something is produced or a chemical spray is used on a school official. I’ve never seen anything like that here,” Sheriff Tubbs said.

Authorities said there are better way to handle situations, and violence isn’t the answer. 

We reached out to the school’s principal, Chris Broussard, but he unavailable for comment. 

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