Barberton High School students get pepper sprayed for class

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A now-viral video shows the students at Barberton High School in OH lined up against a wall as a police officer sprayed them directly in the face, all while saying "stop resisting".

Have you ever heard of someone who VOLUNTEERED to get pepper sprayed?

Barberton High School students agreed to be pepper sprayed in the face as part of a criminal science career education exercise, and the video is going viral. One by one, the students begin to scream. In order to graduate from a career tech program in OH, students need 12 points, so the spray was probably well worth it for some.

YouTube  	 Ohio high school students to getting pepper sprayed as part of an extra credit project in their criminal science technology class
YouTube Ohio high school students to getting pepper sprayed as part of an extra credit project in their criminal science technology class

According to Blue Lives Matter, it was part of a criminal science technology class, and it was completely voluntary. The competitive program draws applications from students who want to join the military or become a police officer, and is taught by a former police chief.

"It felt like sticking your face into a bonfire", said Joshua Horvath, 17, a student at the school about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Cleveland.

The video shows the students standing in a line, as one by one they are pepper sprayed; some of the students are seen screaming and jumping up and down. "The intent of the training is to help the students gain an industry recognized credential in the law and public safety course curriculum that is offered by the Ohio Department of Education." .

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