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Haiti: Dozens of Students Hospitalized after Tear Gas Attack

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Conditions are said to be "chaotic" in the North, as students from the Lycee Philippe Guerrier have attacked private schools and dozens of school children from the Lycee Jean Baptiste Boukman were hospitalized after being engulfed by tear gas.

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10.28.2013: Dozens of Students Hospitalized after Tear Gas Attack

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10.28.2013: Photos taken by Gerard Maxineau, Le Nouvelliste

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CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - Conditions are said to be "chaotic" in the North, as students from the Lycee Philippe Guerrier have attacked private schools and dozens of school children from the Lycee Jean Baptiste Boukman were hospitalized after being engulfed by tear gas.

Reports began coming in from the twitter page of Gerard Maxineau, Le Nouvelliste, at 9 am saying that:

@Gedemax

At the moment: Hospital Justinian: Dozens of high school students hospitalized after disturbance by tear gas. http://t.co/4U4QmsfWkh

"Terrorist" attack students, a sudden tear gas on Monday: Wounded transported to the hospital. http://t.co/9VN1vGjjeS

The hospital Justinian overwhelmed this morning after the attack against high schools in the city. Panic situation in Cap-H, http://t.co/69qjznKxU0

Later, Gerard Maxineau tweeted that tensions were mounting as students took to the streets in indignation:

@Gedemax

The tension through the streets: The outraged students prepare to protest. Police firing in the air.

A medical student interning at the Justinien University Hospital, Keddy Moise, tweeted:

@slimkeddy

I've heard that students of Lycée Philippe Guerrier are attacking private schools. Chaotic situation this morning, in Cap-Haïtien. #Haiti

A final tweet from Gerard Maxineau claims of one death but said he personally did not confirm:

URGENT:Attaque, ce matin, contre les lycées au Cap-Haïtien: UN MORT NON CONFIRMÉ - Veillez bien noté: NON CONFIRMÉ pic.twitter.com/lqNVyo3lhx

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