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NORFOLK — A high school principal in Norfolk was accidentally pepper-sprayed as he and administrators tried to break up fights Tuesday morning.

Norfolk schools spokeswoman Khalilah LeGrand said in a statement that multiple fights broke out just before 11 a.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria at Norview High School, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

Norfolk police tweeted that additional fights broke out while officers were investigating the incident. A video of the fight posted to social media shows a student standing on a table and throwing a chair in the direction of a security officer before taking a running leap toward the officer.

LeGrand said Norview Principal Walter Brower was inadvertently sprayed by school district security officers while they tried to break up the fight, but he wasn’t hurt. No other injuries were reported.

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