As a parent I'm not sure how I'd take it if Savannah told me she could get pepper sprayed for extra credit... Granted the parents of these Barberton High School students signed off on it and the lesson took place with a police officer on site to over see things. Here is part of the statement the released by the school:

"On Friday May 12, 2017 as part of the Criminal Science Technology Career Tech Education course at Barberton High School, students had an opportunity to voluntarily participate in an activity in which they would be subjected to a small amount of pepper spray for a brief period of time.  The activity was conducted by the class instructor, who is a former police chief, and an experienced professional.  Added supervision was provided by the school’s resource officer.  Students were required to have parental permission and consent in order to participate in the voluntary exercise.  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."