High school students volunteer as pepper-spray targets and instantly regret it

High school students volunteer as pepper-spray targets and instantly regret it

Generally speaking, students fall into either one of two categories; the studious kind and the not-so-studious kind.

The former type will do absolutely anything for their education - exchanging a whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears to get to the top of their class - sometimes literally.

In fact, one group of dedicated Criminal Science high school students willingly signed up to get blasted with a pepper spray. Anything for education, huh?

The footage shows the lineup of Ohio high school students being pepper-sprayed directly in the face by their teacher:

The video shows how the Barberton High School students lined up against a wall outside their school while a teacher walked past of each of them, spraying them in their faces.

"Stop resisting, please comply," the teacher repeatedly instructs the teenagers.

Within seconds of being sprayed, the students react to the agonizing pain by screaming, flailing their arms around, and jumping up and down.

One of the student's parents posted the humorous clip on YouTube, and after being shared by big-name publications, it has since garnered millions of views.

Ohio students in agony when pepper sprayed. Credit: ViralHog / Screenshot

"My son is in a 2-year Criminal Science programme at School," a parent wrote in the caption to the original YouTube video. "They had the choice to be half-sprayed or fully-sprayed, he chose full. This was the result."

According to a waiver form for students and their parents, obtained by Today.com, it was all part of a voluntary extra-credit project.

"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.

The form also adds that the spray causes an "irritation and a burning sensation to eyes and nasal area" for up to an hour.

"This is a controlled and safe experience for the students and is completely voluntary,” the note ends.