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Boy charged with releasing pepper spray at Tinley Park high school

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A student has been charged with releasing pepper spray and causing the evacuation of a southwest suburban high school Monday afternoon.

The 17-year-old boy was charged as a juvenile with one count of reckless conduct, according to a statement from the village of Tinley Park. His name was not released.

Crews responded at 1:41 p.m. to a report of an aerosol irritant in a hallway at Andrew High School, 9001 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park, according to the statement.

The school was evacuated so a hazardous material team could check the building, according to the statement.

No injuries were reported.