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Glynn County School officials say students, bus staff treated after 'irate' parent discharges pepper spray on school bus

Shaquayle Cuyler, 29, is accused of deploying a can of pepper spray in a Glynn County school bus Tuesday morning. Twenty-four children were treated.

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A school bus had to be evacuated Tuesday morning in Brunswick, Georgia after an "irate" parent allegedly discharged a can of pepper spray into the bus, Glynn County School officials said.

The bus was headed to Goodyear Elementary School, a school official said. 

There were 24 students onboard, as well as a bus monitor and a bus driver, who were all exposed. The students were treated on scene by emergency medical services. The bus driver and monitor were taken to the hospital for further evaluation, but are OK. 

According to school police, the bus was picking up students Tuesday morning outside of Brunswick Commons when the woman, 29-year-old Shaquayle Cuyler, tried to confront the bus driver. Police said it was possibly over something that the driver said to her child, but they don't know what the driver may have said to cause Cuyler to react the way she did.

School police said when the driver tried to close the door, Cuyler sprayed at the driver and the bus monitor, impacting the 24 students onboard as well. 

The students were able to go to school, according to a press released from GCS.

Police arrested Cuyler on charges of battery, criminal trespassing, cruelty to children, intentionally disrupting the operation of a school bus, reckless conduct and interference with government property. She was being held in Glynn County jail Tuesday morning on $9,634 bond.

Law enforcement and the district's transportation department are investigating. There is a camera on the bus, which officers are reviewing, but they said it won't be released until after the investigation is complete. 

Cuyler just got out of jail Friday for willful obstruction on a law enforcement officer. She has an extensive criminal record dating back to 2013.

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